Start your week in a mindful manner. Our thoughts can control our world, and by making mindful choices we can live with ease.
Being mindful is a conscious way of moving through life. When we are aware of our thoughts and the power they have we realize how much control we have over changing our own world.
Today as I was walking down the street in NYC I noticed I was clenching my jaw. I stopped for a moment to relax my jaw and take a deep breath. At that moment I began to smile, and I looked up to see another woman smile back at me. This simple and short blip in time brought me to the present moment and a sense of lightness. It can be this simple, it is just a matter of noticing when you are not present.
Live Light Practice:
Find a comfortable seat for two minutes. This seat can be in your living room or on the subway.
Close your eyes and focus on your inhales and exhales. Notice what thoughts come up. Where does your attention want to go? Can you bring your awareness to only your breathing for two minutes?
Once complete notice how different your mind, body, and breathing may feel.