Coming Into 'The 'Now'; How To Calm and Clear Your Mind For More Focus

 "Drink your tea slowly and reverently, 
as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves...
 
...slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future... 



 ...Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life."
~Thich Nhat Hanh


"Coming into The Now". 

A phrase of 'mindful' thinking and awareness.
 I hope you will consider this and remember to do it often.
This mindful excercise is especially helpful 
when you are stressed, or when planning a project. 

It centers, calms and clears your mind. 
It reduces stress reactions in the body, 
and makes your activities more pleasant and joy-filled.
  ~
For more simple, yet effective, tips and methods 
you can use to help keep a calm, 
peaceful mind and a strong, healthy body:
Read this from Tiny Buddha
Read this from Chopra Center

may you find much peace and beauty today!
 live beautifully,

stephanie- 

(a re-freshed post)

2 comments

  1. We have been arguing about this all week in my social cognition and perception course. The short version is this. There are dual processes of social cognition - one is like auto-pilot and one is about conscious thought. Research seems to support the mindlessness as the path to efficiency and the only way to stay in the present. I disagree. I think the mindfulness keeps me anchored in the present. I have been adding all kinds of wacky practices like really paying attention to simple processes like washing my hands. I am finding so much more pleasure in that than sailing through life like an idiot.

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    1. Ha! Thanks so much for your delightful response to this, Laura! love your "keeps me anchored in the present", well said, and what a fantastic result! And I agree. I've also found that awareness and mindful attention not only increases my ability to function more efficiently, it also helps me to enjoy every little moment; even finding contentment in the simplest of tasks. 3 Cheers for Practicing Mindfullness over Being Oblivious! Thanks so much for your input!

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