The benefits of Mindfulness
Surely you would like to know the benefits of Mindfulness.
Maybe if you approach this technique vital force enduromax, also called mindfulness, either because you heard something or someone told you that it can help you reduce your stress, relax or have a calmer mind.
And, they do not lack reason to those people who speak of these benefits or improvements derived from the practice of Mindfulness. Now, I would like to qualify this concept called “benefits”.
For starters I will tell you that if the only reason that makes you practice mindfulness is to obtain a benefit, you are misguided.
As it happens when we look for a benefit in something, we are projecting ourselves towards a future in which to obtain something that we do not have now. And, although conceptually it may seem that if you lack a calm mind, with the practice of Mindfulness it will be what you get, this is really wrong.
The first thing is to know that at its base, mindfulness is based on the conscious experience, without judgment and with acceptance of the present moment.
So if you are looking for something that you suppose you do not have now, and you intend to have it in a future in which you will be better than now, you are contradicting the foundations where Mindfulness is based.
Do you get the idea?
In this case of projecting the achievement in the future, what can happen is that the same thing happens to you as the thousands of people who sign up each year to a gym in order to improve their appearance or health.
The purpose in principle is good, but the following month only those who carry the whole year continue to train.
And why is this? Very easy. This society increasingly accelerated and focused on the quick result can not wait. Paradoxically, for the only thing that interests us the present is so that it could materialize instantaneously in it what we hope to obtain in the future. And of course, since this is impossible and if it does not happen as fast as our accelerated mind wants, very soon it feels frustrated and looks for another new “future illusion” in which to project itself.
This is how the human being lives. Looking for novelty and continuous encouragement. This is a sick mind that creates sick societies.
If you want to learn Mindfulness techniques my recommendation is that you do it free of expectations and without thinking of an achievement for the future. You only have to put into practice what you are going to propose to do. This is: on the one hand the daily meditation and on the other the application of some exercises of mindfulness in the daily life, in addition to a series of explanations relative to the calls “attitudes Mindfulness” before the life.
In this way you will begin to train that muscle of attention and little by little your mind will be more docile. You can respond instead of reacting impulsively to situations in life. You can also detect thoughts about the future, which cause you concern, or thoughts about painful events from the past, or the attachment to situations or people that are no longer there.
In summary, what you learn is to “be one” with life, to flow with the present and to live it intensely in the moment. Instantaneous after instant, being aware that everything is part of the change in which our existence is sustained, the universe and our relationship with it.
Obviously, once you integrate all this in your life, you can feel better and suffer less. But this can only happen if you do not set a goal to achieve in the future, because then you have not changed anything of your way of acting until now.
I hope my message has been captured. Again, I insist on talking about the benefits of Mindfulness, can attract to this practice many people who seek a quick fix, a panacea for their ills. And this is not correct.
As a professional dedicated to helping people to have a life more free of suffering through mindfulness, I think it is important to clarify this, and that, if you are aware that your life needs change, do it from the conviction, that only what you are truly committed can happen, and do not project it as something to be obtained in the future, but a path of transformation that happens at every moment in which you become aware of yourself.
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