Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to the present moment on purpose, with kindness and curiosity. In being mindful, we cultivate awareness of our thoughts, feelings/emotions, and physical sensations, as well as a state of acceptance and a sense of inner spaciousness.
Inspiration for deepening your mindfulness practice
Tune in to your body and sense any tightness.
Pay attention to your breath. What do you become aware of?
Eat a piece of fruit slowly and notice its flavour, its texture, its juices moving over your tongue.
Practice deep listening the next time you’re in conversation with someone.
Name five things you can see, four things that you can hear, three things that you can touch, two things that you can smell and one thing that you can taste.
Lift an arm up to the sky and hold it there for 30 seconds. What do you notice?
Walk and pay attention to the ways in which your feet connect to the ground.
Try the Body Scan in the Calm app.
Try the Daily Calm meditation in the Calm app.
When do you find yourself “checking out” most? What insight does that offer?