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Updated on October 13, 2013

Mindfulness Moves Us Outside Thoughts

Our lives are full of distractions pulling us first one way and then another. Phones, friends, bosses, traffic, kids, food, TV and on and on. What might surprise you is that while most of these distractions are just happening outside of ourselves the biggest distraction is happening inside ourselves. The biggest distraction is our thoughts.

Here is something to think on, why on earth would I have a picture of a coffee cup on a page about mindfulness? 

What is Our Reality

The only reality we have access to is "Now". This moment that surrounds us like tin foil wrapped around an ear of corn sitting in the camp fire cooking away. The ear of corn is just cooking, nothing else. Think about it and you just might get a sense of what mindfulness is all about.

If you take a class in mindfulness the teacher just might hand you a raisin and ask you to put it on your tongue and close your eyes. Let the texture and taste of that raisin become your focus for a couple of minutes. What do you taste and feel and what are your thinking right at that moment?

Sure it may seem flaky and maybe even stupid but what the exercise is all about is shifting your awareness outside its everyday attention. Once you realize your can focus outside of your everyday cares and worries you open up a huge opportunity to see reality as it is.

"Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment."Rumi

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      www-BackgroundNow-com 9 years ago

      Thanks for the great thoughts! Lee

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      judithmurphy 10 years ago

      Join the club - mindfulness united. Isn't it a good idea? All will be revealed at my way of tao lens