Mindfulness meditation is so popular these days that it’s even being spoken about on talk shows and mentioned in best-selling books.Benefits of mindfulness meditation If you want to learn about the benefits of mindfulness mediation, or are looking for new ways to practice mindfulness, this article will help…

According to Pschcentral, Meditation brings many surprising benefits:

  • Get better sleep
  • Make progress towards your weight-loss goals
  • Lowers stress levels
  • Decreases loneliness in seniors
  • Banish temporary negative feelings
  • Improve attention
  • Helps to manage chronic pain
  • Helps prevent depression relapse

Claims as to what meditation can achieve can be quite wide, so it is worth looking at the article on Forbes website, which offers six scientifically proven benefits of mindfulness and meditation including, reduction in anxiety, reduction in implicit age and race bias, prevention and treatment of depression, increase body satisfaction, improved cognition and helpful in reducing distractions.

Defining Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment, and doing it intentionally and with non-judgment. According to MissionBe, Mindfulness meditation practices refer to the deliberate acts of regulating attention through the observation of thoughts, emotions and body states.

I don’t know about you, but to me “mindfulness” has always sounded like it is about filling the mind. Now, considering the fact that the word “mind” has about five or six definitions, it would be understandable if we were to take “mindfulness” to mean that the mind is full. On the one hand, mindfulness (or mind-fullness) is to fill the mind. On the other hand, mindfulness is to be more attentive to what is in your mind. So, in blending both meanings, we have our definition. To be mindful is to be conscious and aware about what is being maintained in your mind. In this sense, being mindful is being more deliberate about what you focus your attention on.

This step of becoming more mindful is an integral part of accessing deeper levels of joy but by no means is it the end goal. It is, however, an important part of living a happy and fulfilling life. Mindfulness is the difference between obsessing over everything that “could be” and focusing on what actually is.

Applying Mindfulness MeditationWhen I first heard about mindfulness, I thought it was only for Buddhist monks who were sitting about staring at trees and flowers for hours on end whispering, “Oh, how wonderful” in delicate hushed tones as they stroked the leaves. While that is something you can do if you’d like to, for those of us who are living in the busy modern world it’s not always an option.

There is an old zen saying which goes, “You should meditate for 20 minutes a day. And if you don’t have time, you should meditate for an hour.” The message of that is very true and making time for a regular meditation practice is something I would recommend, but there is something you can do which doesn’t take up 20 minutes of your day and will provide you with very similar benefits. That said, the amount of time and energy you apply to this practice will be proportional to the benefits you will gain.

Our minds pull us out of the present moment into thinking about the future or the past periodically. Every other thought is either a memory of the past or a projection into the future. A spiralling thought process of worry, panic, discontentment and frustration can often grip us and keep us enthralled for hours, even days, at a time. Any opportunity arises and the mind is like, “Come with me. I’ve got something better to think about than what’s happening right now.”

So many things in our society are geared towards either what’s happening next or towards sharing a memory. For as long as most of us can remember, we’re either being dragged into planning or dragged into remembering. And this happens time and time again. And it’s not just our friends, family or colleagues that are asking us make plans or arrangements. Increasingly demanding TV shows and adverts or the latest gossip or fashion trend in magazines always seem to want our attention too.  It’s no longer just our loved ones saying to us, “Do you remember when…”

This modern society we have been raised in is predisposed towards anything but mindfulness. And when mindfulness is so important for living a happy and fulfilling life, it’s no wonder why there is so much discontentment among us.

When Mindfulness Meditation Goes Wrong –
Understanding Papancha

In Pali (the traditional language of Theravada Buddhism), the word “papancha” means, “to proliferate”. When we are presented with facts in our daily lives, our minds proliferate upon them and develop deductions and assumptions. This can result in an exponentially expanding web of ideas, emotions, thoughts and feelings which thrust us out of what actually is and into just about any number of hypothetical situations.

This is where problems can arise in our life: insecurities in relationships, anxiety at work, the stress that parents impose upon their children. All of these, and more, are examples of when the proliferation of the mind gets out of hand. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find any problem in your life situation that wasn’t created by or made worse in your mind.

Where mindfulness goes wrong is when we begin to focus on “what if” more often than “what is”. In so doing, we find ourselves obsessing over hypotheticals and forgetting that what we’re thinking about is actually only something our minds made up. In so doing, the way we see the world can become a worrying mess of crumbling variables.

Guide to mindfulness meditationA beneficial note to make here is that the mind isn’t working against you by proliferating upon what it knows for sure. The mind is only doing what it has been trained to do. It’s for this reason that there really are not “stupid” people or “clever” people, it just comes down to the way the mind has been conditioned. The way most minds work tends to favour efficiency. This efficiency is useful when it comes to risk analysis and similar situations, but life in our modern world is pretty much risk-free. The most dangerous things in our modern styles of life are things we can do to ourselves.

The mind is a consequence of you – it’s your tool. Your mind wouldn’t be here if you weren’t. Ram Dass said, “My thinking mind is a wonderful servant and a lousy master ”. If we let our mind run the show then very quickly we get caught up in the “what if-ing” and lose sight of what is actually happening in the here and now. Which is a special sort of madness really because what is in the here and now is the only important thing most of the time. It’s only when a problem arises and you’re called to solve it that “what if” becomes a useful thing.

Often people ask, “How can I pay my bills if I don’t worry about getting them paid?” The answer to which is very simple. You wake up in the morning, you prepare for work, you work, you get paid, you send the money for the bills to the company you owe. In other words, “The same way you would do normally, without worrying.” The worrying in this equation is what we can call “papancha” – the thoughts after the fact – which is a lack of mindfulness.

A good example of papancha and how the mind is a lousy master is when you’re waiting in line at a supermarket. Now, if you’re mind is running the show then this is what happens:

“Pfff. This is taking far too long. I’ve only got one item, that guy in front has about ten. Why didn’t he let me go in front of him? If he looks at me I’m going to say something. Who am I kidding, I’m not going to say anything. His kid is looking at me. Why is she looking at me? Cute kid. Shame about how inconsiderate her father is. I wonder if she knows that it’s her father’s fault I’m waiting here. Now she’s moaning about the waiting. You and me both, kid. At least I’m mindful enough to know that checking out one item is quicker than checking out ten. What’s the time? Oh, god I’m going to be late. Graham is going to be annoyed at me for arriving late. How am I going to explain this? Oh, that’s okay. I’ve still got ten minutes before I need to start driving to the restaurant. It’ll probably take that long to get out of here. And what if there’s another line in the car park? Well, that’ll be my night ruined.”

Mindfullness meditation vs. overthinkingSee how it gets out of hand? The guy in front (with his own life situation) became an enemy and the kid became a victim of this fictional enemy. Plus, an entire story about what would happen after leaving the shop was concocted based on no evidence at all. Worrying about the time happened before even looking at the time! All of this is an example of what happens when we are not being mindful.

Most of this hypothetical story was developed because the mind wasn’t kept in check. “What if” was allowed priority status over “what is”. As a result, stress was created unnecessarily. With mindfulness, we can first begin to catch our mind before it runs away with us. Instead of letting it run the show, we can decide to not live in the hypothetical stories of our minds.

Living through the hypothetical stories of the mind is essentially arguing with reality – arguing with what actually is. In my experience, this is the root cause of pretty much all the stress in life. The fact of the matter is that there is nothing in existence today (nor nothing that ever has existed or ever will exist) that has any inherent quality. Everything in existence simply is. The attributes we perceive things to have are what I call “Secondary Mental Constructs”. Secondary Mental Constructs are ideas conceived in the mind which we superimpose over the primary physical construct of just about everything we observe with our sensory perceptions. These Secondary Mental Constructs arise in our mind almost instantaneously when we look at something, hear something, feel something and so on. And, just as quickly, we begin treat “what is” as though it is the Secondary Mental Construct we have of it. In other words, efficiency takes priority over mindfulness.

An example of this is: a chair. A chair is a set of different pieces of wood or metal or something else, held together with some adhesive or nails, screws, so on. When a chair is placed on the floor of your house, it is just a thing on the floor of your house. It’s just… there. Now, once that has happened, someone says to you, “What’s that?” And you say, “It’s a chair.” You’re not describing what it is, you’re just repeating the label for that thing which has been agreed upon by everybody who speaks the English language. If someone says, “What does the surface of the chair feel like?” Again, you’re repeating pre-determined labels for the sort of thing you’re experiencing.

Alfred Korzybski said “The word is not the thing.” The chair isn’t a chair. The thing you’re calling a chair simply is – it just exists. But your Secondary Mental Construct dictates that it’s a chair so – to you – it’s a chair. But the word “chair” isn’t the thing you call a chair. In Spanish, the word for “chair” is “compartir”. So to anybody who speaks Spanish, what you call a chair is a “compartir”. That doesn’t stop it being a chair to you because it’s not a chair. These are just labels we have attached to things. It’s all relative. Being mindful of this means to acknowledge the Secondary Mental Constructs without living life through them. When we become more mindful, we begin to see things as they actually are as opposed to what we think they are.

Our Secondary Mental Constructs include, along with the name we have for it, our perceptions of and the respective labels for it’s colour, texture, smell, any auditory sensory experience and so on. All of which is relative too. All of which is “papancha”. Mindfulness causes the unhelpful papancha to begin to fall away. The proliferating mind chatter is then replaced by conscious awareness. These Secondary Mental Constructs still arise from time to time but they no longer define your experience.

Wondering mindNot all of it is useless, of course. In fact, some of it is very useful. But suffering arises when we treat the thing – the physical form – as though it is the Secondary Mental Construct that we have attached to the thing. In other words, suffering arises when we treat what is as what we think it is and act accordingly. This is where papancha becomes detrimental. We might get upset if our favourite chair breaks but it’s not actually broken. It’s just that what we think about it is no longer applicable – our mental construct is broken or rather is now redundant. This is true with personal relationships, illness and lots of other things too.

When we overlay what we think something should be over what it actually is, we open ourselves up to an immense level of suffering. This is because we are, in effect, arguing with what is and prioritising our Secondary Mental Construct. While at times this can be easier and more comfortable for the thinking mind, it tends to lead to pain and suffering – namely anger, frustration, disappointment and discontentment as well as nostalgia and a prolonged feeling of yearning for something which has no defined form.

If instead of treating everything as what we think it is – which our minds deem to be more efficient – we decide to slow down for a moment, realise that we’re never going to run out of the present moment, and observe what actually is… Then this suffering will not arise so frequently. When we become more mindful in our daily lives, suffering will not arise so frequently.

True Mindfulness Meditation in Action

Not all papancha is bad. There are thoughts which arise which are very useful. We would never be able to be creative or find solutions to our problems if we didn’t allow a certain degree of thinking. The mind is a powerful tool which, when used actively, can be of tremendous benefit. If the mind is not employed to work for you though, you will find yourself working for it – or more accurately: “If you don’t use your mind, it will use you.”

To use the example of standing in a queue in a supermarket again, if mindfulness is employed in that situation then things would pan out very differently. This time (instead of becoming frantic and worrisome at the behest of the story you’re telling yourself) you slow down, take a deep breath and clear your mind.

You notice the length of the queue and understand immediately what that means. Straight off the mark, you make your peace with the possibility that you might be late to meet your friend. Understanding the implications, you can make a decision to send him a text to let him know you’re on your way, but are likely to be a little late. He replies a few seconds later and thanks you for the heads up. The queue isn’t moving too much, so you take the opportunity to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Now, fully centred and without the worry of inconveniencing your friend, you notice a little girl in front of you in the line. She looks up, catches your eye and beams a grin at you. You smile warm-heartedly back. Her Dad turns around when he notices his daughter giggling at you shyly. You strike up a conversation and he notices that you only have the one item and he graciously offers you the chance to take the space in front of him.

True Mindfulness Meditation in ActionThis time, instead of starving your brain of oxygen, increasing your level of stress and allowing your thoughts to spiral, you turn the entire experience into an opportunity to connect with yourself as well as your environment and those in it. This goes much further than feeling better in your mind and body and having chance encounters that improve your situation though. In a more centred and mindful state, you become aware of your environment in a new, unparalleled way. Colours brighten, sounds deepen, emotional connections strengthen, conversations become less about the words being said and more about the energy cultivated during. All of these things and more become part of daily life.

Why Breathing Is So Important To Mindfulness And Meditation

Breathing is a silent conversation you are having with your body. Without a meditation practice in our lives, breathing can become just “part of living”. When we take a moment to acknowledge the fact that breathing isn’t just “part of living”, but is actually the very thing that enables it, we recognise the importance of the breath. Moreover, we realise that the way in which we breathe affects more than one aspect of our lives, then it becomes exponentially important to pay attention to it.

Why Breathing Is So Important To Mindfulness And MeditationThe knock-on effect of erratic and shallow breathing is that your thoughts can also become erratic and shallow. This then leads to more stress and that stress limits your awareness and mindfulness. This becomes a vicious cycle and can eventually lead to illness because toxins are not being expelled through the breath and your blood is not being oxygenated. When you are stressed, cortisol is released into your bloodstream. Cortisol stunts your immune system function. Too much stress; too much cortisol: illness.

The most commonly used meditation technique is the ancient, tried and tested method of focusing on your breathing. Much less than changing or controlling your breathing, this practice encourages the observation of the breath. There are many deep and mystical truths to be discovered as a result of watching the breath, not the least of which is the ever-changing impermanent nature of life. When you focus all of your attention on your breathing, gradually the spaces between your thoughts increase in frequency and the limitations of the world fall away.

When you begin to pay attention to the flow of air in and out of your body, you may find yourself holding your breath from time to time. While commonly overlooked in our society, the unconscious holding of the breath has a hidden meaning.

Let’s look at breathing symbolically for a moment. The in-breath symbolises the accepting and allowing of new vital energy into your self. The out-breath symbolises the letting go of old energy which no longer serves you.

If you find yourself holding your breath, this can mean one of two things:

  1. If you’re stopping an out-breath, it’s possible that you could be holding onto old stuff that no longer serves you. This old stuff can include, but is not limited to: oxygen, bodily toxins, thought patterns, behavioural patterns, relationships, life circumstances and so on.
  2. If you’re stopping an in-breath, it’s possible that you could unconsciously disallowing new things from flowing into your life situation.

Breathing and Mindfulness MeditationThe implications of this can be gauged in two ways. The first, how desperate you are for the next breath when you take it. The second, how frequently you find yourself stopping the same breath – in or out. Both of these indicate how beneficial it would be for you to identify what it is that’s causing your breathing to halt and to return balance to this area of your life.

To experience the benefit of conscious breathing for yourself right now, take one deep, slow breath in and out. As you do so pay full attention to the sensation of breathing as the air flows into and out of your body. Notice how you feel more relaxed afterwards.

What you have just done is become mindful of your breath, which in itself is possibly the shortest meditation you can ever take!

Why Is Breathing So Important In Your Mindfulness Meditation?

As we addressed above, breathing is the most important aspect of life and it is also a silent conversation you are having with your body and your life. When it comes to mindfulness, breathing is your connection with the present moment. Taking a deep conscious breath like we did a moment ago is the perfect way to come back into “what is” and breath out “what if”. In doing so, mindfulness is effortless.

When you breathe into “what is”, you are rewriting the programme in your mind that says, “Focusing on more than one thing is efficiency.” You are retelling the story of efficiency wherein the definition becomes, “Conscious and alert focus on what is”. When “efficiency” becomes “mindfulness” then your interaction with your life situation becomes streamlined, focused and much more enjoyable.

Do I Need To Sit In A Meditation Posture To Practice Mindfulness?

Dedicating time to a regular meditation practice is incredibly beneficial. The message that planning time for your own mental and emotional well-being sends to yourself has huge benefits. That’s without mentioning the discipline it takes to dedicate time and space in your life to doing what society might see as a “nice luxury” rather than a necessity.

Mindfulness Meditation PostureThat said, sometimes sitting with your eyes closed, withdrawn from the demanding stimuli of the world, is just what you need. Taking that time to relax, rejuvenate and energise your body and mind seems like much less of a “luxury” when it begins to positively affect your working life and personal relationships as well as your relationship with yourself and your overall level of contentment. Introducing periods of time – from five minutes upwards – which are dedicated to returning to mindfulness and “what is” helps to gain clarity in trying situations which you might otherwise be unable to reach such a clear perspective on.

Making meditation part of your life is key, when it comes to cultivating contentment and joy but it wouldn’t make sense to suggest that the enjoyment of every day comes from an optional five to twenty minute practice. Introducing a regular meditation practice is beneficial, but taking it one step further, by introducing mindfulness, produces results which are that much more sustainable.

Introducing mindfulness into the moment that you are in right now (and subsequent ‘now’s) brings mindfulness out of the exclusivity of a meditation practice and into the moment you are living in. In so doing, the benefits of meditation are multiplied by the level of mindfulness you integrate into whatever it is you are doing.

What Happens When You Introduce Mindfulness Meditation Into Your Life

When mindfulness becomes part of your life, you begin to notice more than ever how your experiences affect your internal world. You start to notice which thoughts are the ones you give more importance than others – despite them being detrimental or useless. You start to recognise the subtle changes in your feelings when certain things happen.

When you become mindful, and are fully present in “what is”, you bring much less of your past and future into whatever you’re doing, saying and so on. As such, you begin to notice how much or how little of what happens to you is from your mind (as opposed to what is actually happening) and you also become acutely aware of what is the “mind stuff” of those around you. As a result of this, these things affect you less. This isn’t to say that you end up ignoring these things or that you start to flippantly deflect responsibility. But rather, you observe them with the non-attachment which is inherent in mindfulness.

Mindfulness Meditation in ActionAs a result of becoming more mindful, taking everything seriously begins to feel optional. And yet, success, productivity, happiness and relationships all improve ten-fold. This happens because you are so present with the means that the means become an end in themselves. Being mindful means that instead of always thinking of the end result, you are fully present in doing with a level of non-attachment to the outcome.

When mindfulness is introduced into your life, the unnecessary stress and strain that was causing so many problems before seems to vanish and is replaced by a sense of inner-contentment wherein every experience can be whatever you choose to make it.

Everything you are experiencing goes through the filter of your mind before it becomes what you think it is (including opinions, preferences and so on). When you reduce the role that the thinking mind plays in that process and increase the role that consciousness, alertness and mindfulness plays then it really is what you make of it. Happy, sad, fun, dull, stressful, exhilarating… It all starts in the mind.

How You Become More Consciously Aware – Applying Mindfulness Through Meditation Techniques 

So how do we reduce the thinking mind’s participation and increase our level of consciousness? How do we apply mindfulness?

Through conscious mindfulness you can develop a state wherein your mind is ‘on your side’, rather than working against you.

Mindfulness meditation – also known as conscious awareness or presence – is an integral part of getting the most from your mind. If you want the full experience of mindfulness then regular meditation practice is recommended. Whether that practice is in blocks of 5-20 minutes a day or as part of your daily activities themselves, it is important to make mindfulness an intentional practice if you want to experience the benefits.

mindfulness meditation creativityWhen we employ our mind in the present moment (instead of, for example, letting it default to compulsive future-anxiety or past-depression) we find that we are no longer being hauled off into the past or the future at random intervals. The more deliberate you are when it comes to choosing what you are focusing on, the less often you will be absorbed by the chattering of the mind.

When we become more mindful and bring our awareness into the present moment, we find that our enthusiasm for life increases. We also find that we are able to achieve our aims to a higher standard, sooner.

This happens because we have more available space in our mind to focus on what it is we are experiencing in that moment. As a result of this kind of mindfulness meditation creativity skyrockets along with our ability to problem-solve.

When we are connected with our experience of the present moment and our mind is not full of thoughts (but rather, space) a deep sense of peace arises. This peace not only contributes to a lasting sense of appreciation for what happens in your life, but it also provides you with a sustainable feeling of contentment. All of this means that – while present – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness is unavoidable.

A Parable Of Mindfulness Meditation In Action

Two Buddhist monks on a pilgrimage came to river. Upon reaching the river banks, they saw a beautiful girl in great despair with a wound to her leg. She called to the monks for help. The young girl explained that her family was waiting for her in the village across the river and that they were expecting her home hours before.

One monk turned away knowing that carrying the girl would break the tenets by which he lived. The other monk offered to carry the wounded girl across the river in spite of his religious commitments. The three crossed the river and the monk set the girl down. She was grateful for the aid of the monk and quickly limped home to her family. Several hours later, the monk who has refused to carry the girl broke his silence.

                “You should not have done that.” he told the other with frustration, “It is against our teachings to have physical contact with women, you of all people know this! What were you thinking?”

                To which the mindful monk replied, “Are you still carrying her, brother? I put her down hours ago.”

This is a perfect example of how the mind can turn “what is” into a dramatic exaggeration. The helpful monk didn’t allow his preconceived notions to dictate his actions when he was called to assist the girl in need. The monk who refused to help the girl may not have broken his Secondary Mental Construct, but he carried the past with him when the other monk did not. And so, mindfulness in the moment was of great benefit to both the monks in the end.

Simple Steps To Begin Mindfulness Meditation

  1. Without judging the elements of your experience, simply observe them. Notice the papancha and pay attention to what arises in your mind.
  2. Recognise that the mind uses you when you aren’t you using it. At first, set time aside for finding a state of presence through meditation. Just sit still and quiet for a few minutes and focus your attention on an object or on your breathing.
  3. Once you are familiar with becoming mindful then try to apply mindfulness meditation while living your life – washing dishes, walking or taking a drink… This will deepen your experience of living and bring you to a new awareness. Through this you will have access to deeper levels of peace and a greater wellness will pervade your life.
  4. Apply this new awareness in your experiences. It is simply a practice of deliberate focus. Can you spot when your mind is proliferating unnecessarily? Can you notice when your mind is treating the hypothetical as fact? Are you able to put “what if” aside in the moment you notice that you are focusing heavily on it, and return to “what is”?
  5. Notice that you have greater presence. Notice that you have more space in your mind. Notice that you feel better. Notice a greater sense of peace. As Claude Debussy, the brilliant composer, once said, “Music is the space between the notes.”

3 Short Mindfulness Meditation Exercises

Try the following exercises in mindfulness to start experiencing the benefits for yourself.

Exercise One

Mindfulness Meditation ExercisesTake off your shoes and socks. Get up and walk along the floor, feel the carpet or the tiles or wood under your feet. Focus your attention fully on the sensations you are experiencing. Allow yourself to become aware that you are the awareness observing “what is”. Notice the mind creating new Secondary Mental Constructs as you experience each new sensation. Let those ideas come and go as you return to fully, consciously making each subtle movement in your feet and legs. Simply observe.

Exercise Two

Walk around your house without judging what you see. Notice things and watch the Secondary Mental Constructs arising and then let them fall away. See how long it takes you to snap back into unconscious behaviours again. Then when you realise you’re not fully conscious and mindful again, let go of the unconscious patterns and return to awareness. Another way I like to do this is to wash dishes or clean the kitchen. I begin fully present, fully mindful, and sometimes thoughts arise and coax me into identifying with them. Then I deliberately focus on the sensations of the water and the soap and so on and the thoughts subside. When the thoughts inevitably arise again, I let them go once more in returning to “what is”.

 Mindfulness Meditation ExercisesExercise Three

Whenever the opportunity to do nothing arises in my life, I close my eyes, take a deep breath and observe the muscle in my solar plexus rising and falling. While I observe this movement, I let go of my attachments to everything other than my simple basic beingness. “What is” becomes only the breathing and the sensation of the rising and falling. Sometimes the thought, “Rising. Falling.” comes in and tries to trick me into thinking that I’m still present in observing it when really I’m now thinking about observing it. Try this for yourself as often as possible.

Reminders Of Mindfulness

On my bathroom mirror I have a note that says: “One conscious breath”. This reminds me to pause for a moment and be present. Along with the note on my bathroom mirror, I have several others around the house which encourage me to notice my thoughts, feelings, environment or otherwise. These are great ways to snap out of mind chatter and into mindfulness. What little reminders can you have in your home, car or at your work desk to bring mindfulness to your attention?

If you are looking at something and you find that your eyes are blurring slightly, that’s usually because you’ve gone “below thinking” as Eckhart Tolle calls it. Once you notice this, take a moment to centre yourself with a deep conscious breath and return to mindfulness again.

Taking a moment each day to read or watch something on mindfulness, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMxHxlZlAwY) presence or perhaps spirituality in general is another great way to establish mindfulness as a daily thing in your life. Lots of time in our lives is spent reading articles online about famous people’s lives instead of us being fully present in our own. Lots of our time spent watching TV or movies fills our mind with violent or unconscious images. While this comes down to personal preference and choice, introducing more conscious input for your mind will help to make mindfulness a regular thing for you. I try to match the level of violence or unconsciousness in my TV and movie input with an equal level of consciousness and presence in the form of spiritual audiobooks, blogs, youtube videos, or more conscious TV shows.

Let us know in the comments below how you have or plan to implement mindfulness in your daily life! Any tips and tricks will helps others too! Sharing is caring after all!

Keep it real. Namaste. Live, love and play.

By Andey Fellowes

https://totalwellness.club/listing/andey-fellowes-spiritual-teacher/

Do you meditate regularly and use the power of your mind?  Let us know your your experience in the comments below, and if any of the above steps helped you!

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