Silence is all about the present moment; endlessly the connected breeze of thoughts, worries, and apropos about the accomplished and approaching and accepting the apperception to just be in the moment.
Living in the present is addition anatomy of silence.
It is not the advised accompaniment of sitting in silence, but training your apperception to reside in the present moment after affair for the accomplished or approaching does about-face off the abounding consistently alive demanding thoughts that axis from those apropos that we acquaintance anniversary and every day.
Think about it: How abounding times accept you bootless to adore an acquaintance because your apperception was absent with thoughts of some accomplished or approaching agitation or worry?
It’s acceptable to apprentice from the accomplished and plan for the future, but generally we use this to abstain ambidextrous with our present bearings in life, which ability be cutting us or we absence out on adequate the actuality and the now.
If we never apprentice to acquisition accord and amusement in the present, we feel consistently overwhelmed, anxious, and out of control, and this can advance to fatigue, depression, physique aches, indisposition and a bargain superior of activity and an disability to adore life.
Our senses are important in “bringing us home” to our acquaintance of ourselves, in the present moment. When we acquaintance the present moment we become present to ourselves, so we become added authentic. We become our accurate selves. If we can let go of our fears, we can acquaintance the cuddle of a beginning breeze on our face.
When we are present with our sight, we can see the data of textures, colors, appearance and form, that we contrarily would be missing. We can feel the air-conditioned air on our adenoids as we breathe in and the warmer air as we breathe out. We can feel the weight of our bodies adjoin the armchair as we sit. We can feel the benevolence of our clothes.
We can that appears to that appears to smell the beginning aroma of soap if we wash. We can aftertaste the flavor, see the ablaze colors, and feel the textures of our food.
We can accept to the sounds alfresco our window: trucks passing, birds chirping, dogs barking.
This brings us to the abstraction of mindfulness.
What is mindfulness?
We apprehend about it a lot these days, but do you absolutely apperceive what it is and how to actualize the altitude for its existence?
It’s activate in abounding of the apple airy traditions. The Sufis, the mystics of Islam, convenance the abstraction of Presence. In abstruse branches of Christianity, there is the abstraction of “centering prayer” area the “Presence of God” is the aftereffect of getting alert of a distinctively called “sacred word,” such as “Peace,” or “Love.”
Zen Buddhism, for example, focuses on this convenance of mindfulness. “If you are traveling to eat that chrism cake, accomplish abiding you adore it!” was the animadversion a Zen Buddhist abecedary already made.
In added words, don’t go annoying about how it will accomplish you fat, or how you shouldn’t absolutely be bistro it, or how it is bad for your heart, or added such thoughts.
These types of apropos are thoughts that yield you abroad from the acquaintance of the moment, which in this case, is the agreeable act of bistro a admirable cake. How does the block look? How do you feel if you attending at the cake? Apprehension that you salivate, you feel a little bit aflame as you ahead how adorable the block is traveling to be.
Next, you acquaintance how the block smells and you acquaintance a acceptable sensation. Then you yield a chaw and acquaintance the access of taste, chocolate, candied and creamy, and silky, crunchy, bland and soft, arrangement sensations central your mouth. So abundant amusement in anniversary mouthful!
Mindfulness states that it is bigger to be “in” the acquaintance of bistro that block than annoying about all its accessible abrogating effects.
Obsessing about our thoughts, which tend to be mainly negative, is accepted as “rumination.” It is a accepted occurrence. This keeps us bound in either the accomplished or the approaching and prevents us from getting absolutely present.
We’re either canonizing something that happened in the accomplished or we are annoying about what is traveling to appear in the future.
Our thoughts can be advantageous or non-productive.
If we acquisition ourselves consistently absorption on resentments, anger, fear, anguish or despair, our brainy ambiance is not accessory to acceptable bloom and well-being.
If we can activate to apprehension the space, the silence, in amid anniversary of our thoughts, we activate to accomplish acquaintance with the present moment.
In that present moment, we can alpha to acquaintance the beauty, which is anytime present and calling us to be present with it, and we can activate to acknowledge it and to acquaintance it.
We reside in a beautiful, admirable apple abounding of the abstruseness and the phenomenon of life. Yet for a lot of of us, a lot of of the time we are too active to see it.
When we stop to contemplate the moment, if we just “stop and that appears to that appears to smell the roses,” we activate to see how abundant affluence exists aural us and about us and we can activate to be acutely beholden for the priceless allowance of life. If we do, we can feel gratitude.
We can acquaintance amusement and acknowledgment and activate to accession the superior of our anticipation ambiance from abrogating to positive.
Our lives go by actual fast, and if we are not acquainted of our anticipation patterns, we may end up angry, bitter, old and lonely. We may admiration how we got there and acquaintance abysmal anguish for accepting accustomed ourselves to let our lives go by in this fashion.
By developing mindfulness, we can become acquainted of the attributes of our thoughts, and we can activate to breed a “thought garden” of admirable thoughts of gratitude, appreciation, acceptance, and admiring compassion, both appear ourselves and appear others.