Okay now it is time to practice simple mindfulness using observation.
Start with a simple focus. Here is the easiest most concrete example I know:
For about 2-3 minutes focus on the chair you are sitting in.
First of all set a timer and then try to observe ( post #2 ) how the chair feels. Is it hard? Soft? Cool? Observe the chair and your backside on the chair.
WHEN YOUR ATTENTION WANDERS….JUST BRING IT BACK TO THE CHAIR.
Your attention will wander and Mindfulness is taking action to bring your mind back…you must be the mindful gatekeeper of your own mind. Sometimes it takes you a few moments or so to notice your mind has wandered and that is normal…just bring it on back to your focus. Reserve your judgement when your mind wanders and come back to observing the chair.
We will be practicing various exercises as time passes.
Learning to become Mindful strengthens your mind. To see your own mind strengthen is very validating and this validation produces great joy! Try and practice throughout your week.
Wishing you well this day~
The Mindful Gatekeeper