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Mindfulness And Simple Knowing

Mindfulness And Simple Knowing

Mindfulness is the act of being aware of our present experience in real-time.

Normally people start processing inside their minds what they experience, creating perceptions. At its core, mindfulness puts our attention towards the present moment, with kindness, empathy and interest. This continuous act of being in the present moment with interest is called ‘simple knowing’.

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Stop the rush of the mind from planning the day and simply take some slow, deep breaths.

To help stabilize your attention and set you up on a higher frequency, you can start a formal meditation practice, setting aside just 10 minutes in the beginning:

Mindfulness may make you mistakenly assume that you are having lots of negative thoughts, but the reality is that now you are more aware and attentive to your thoughts and are able to register them.

Mindfulness is more difficult than it sounds as our attention is gone in a few seconds from our intended focus point.

Mindfulness can be practised to:

Mindfulness can be applied to any task, by paying your full attention and gentle interest.

Mindfulness opens up a space inside our minds that helps us respond to outside situations with ease, instead of just reacting impulsively.

The DO-IT formula makes us take any task, like eating a meal, going for a walk, or being with friends and family as a mindfulness practice:

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