This way of thinking is called mindfulness, and this article aims to look at it in a different light so we can gain a deeper understanding of what it is and how it can open up a path to a richer and more fulfilling life.
Mindfulness tends to focus on the transitory nature of thoughts, but the real heavy lifting in mindfulness is when we start to tackle our emotions and deal with stress. If we think of stress as an umbrella then we will find anxiety and depression sheltering beneath it.
We can either run after what we think we want and suffer for our efforts, or we can choose to sit in our own place of patience and allow what we need to flow to us, without suffering.
When we learn to sail it helps to learn a little about the weather, when we practice mindfulness it helps to know a little about the internal weather systems of our mind. Here are the essentials to help you sail with the elements and not do battle against them.
Mindfulness is, 'The ability to sit quietly in a room alone, without looking at your smartphone.'
I sit and cast out my hooks....