What is Mindfulness?
"We all wanted to see what the Moon looked like close up. Yet, for most of us, the most memorable sight was not of the Moon but of our
beautiful blue and white home, Earth."
-Alan Bean (Astronaut)
It is reported that astronauts orbiting high up in space spend most of their free time contemplating the breathtaking sight of earth far below. From a distance, it looks like one giant living, breathing organism, a oneness. Pure love.
This contemplation and sense of connection is Mindfulness, being present in the here and now, aware of our surroundings, focusing on what gives us joy and peace. Does that mean I have to become an astronaut to feel this? No, we don't need to be thousands of miles up in the galaxy to achieve this, by becoming more mindful we can feel this oneness right here on Earth.
Mindfulness can bring us many benefits, everything from decreased stress and sadness to increased level of focus and calmness. It is scientifically proven that the more we practice Mindfulness the less stress and anxious we become, studies found that mindfulness helps rewire our brain towards more positive thoughts and emotions.
"Wherever you are, be there totally"
- Eckhart Tolle