Is it possible to bring the mindfulness into your everyday life?

AnnaSokol

Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
1
Points
6
The desire to live, interest in life, the taste of life and joy come back thanks to the technique...
I always knew that the world I see exists only in my perspective and for successful happy and healthy life you need to learn how to be aware of the illusions of your brain and the true intentions of your soul. I have read a lot of literature and went to many lectures in such topics and all of it made sense. Yet I never new how to utilise the knowledge in my life, it always felt like my life doesn't belong to me, like I always was caught up in overthinking my future or past. And everytime exiting the a class of meditation or yoga, all of my problems were coming back...
How to reach my potential?
Understand my true desires?
Get rid of masks and illusions?
I found answers to all of these questions at a retreat.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

krobinson

Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2018
Messages
9
Points
16
The mind is a powerful thing. Our thoughts can help us reach our potential or it can create masks of illusion to you from reaching your full potential. Mediation is good to calm down the mind but you have affirmed what true to the subconscious in order to live a joyful, tasteful life.
 

Kopely

Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
Messages
15
Points
13
Location
NYC
The desire to live, interest in life, the taste of life and joy come back thanks to the technique...
I always knew that the world I see exists only in my perspective and for successful happy and healthy life you need to learn how to be aware of the illusions of your brain and the true intentions of your soul. I have read a lot of literature and went to many lectures in such topics and all of it made sense. Yet I never new how to utilise the knowledge in my life, it always felt like my life doesn't belong to me, like I always was caught up in overthinking my future or past. And everytime exiting the a class of meditation or yoga, all of my problems were coming back...
How to reach my potential?
Understand my true desires?
Get rid of masks and illusions?
I found answers to all of these questions at a retreat.
I think what you are touching on is the dilemma between practicing and living. Another way to put it is, we mediate or attend a yoga class (the practice) to feel good (the state).

I am not saying that completing the practice is easy (because a lot of people have a hard time acquiring new healthy habits) but completing the practice is way easier versus achieving a feel good state, or maintaining a feel good state.

This dilemma is what fascinates me. How do you actually help people live a better life or suffer less? What frustrates me as a fellow health and wellness entrepreneur is when individuals sell or claim that any practice (physical or mental) is a cure all to all of the problems of the world.

If that was true I think we would all be meditating and completing 3 yoga sessions a day. In my opinion humans are complicated... really complicated. We don't need more healthy, mindful practices... we need to help people with self-efficacy. And we need to help people work through the mental speed bumps that slow so many people down from true, long lasting self-improvement.

I think that answer is psychology.
 

Mariana

Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2020
Messages
6
Points
8
Location
New Zealand
I can't agree more that it'd be so efficient (and healthy) if we could start bringing meditation and mindfulness practices into our every day life - not as one-off exercises but as a way of living - every minute of our day.

I practiced yoga, chi gung and tai chi for nine years, mainly to develop concentration and learn to stop associating myself with my thoughts and emotions, but of course also to achieve a balanced state of mind. I was achieving some kind of balance during a meditation, but then jumped back into my every day routine and kept reacting negatively to life.

Until one day - or perhaps it was a process of months :) - I realised that I should be working on my mindset every day and every minute of my day, reshaping my thoughts and emotional reactions, and consequently reshaping my actions. I realised that of course mindfulness exercises were useful, but not sufficient to reshape my mindset (which was very negative at the time).

To sum it up, I think we can all strive to achieve a more balanced state of mind and emotions every minute of our day, not just during a meditation.