This time last year I took part in Mindful in May, a month long global online mindfulness and meditation campaign. It raised more than $287,000 for much needed clean water to communities throughout third world countries.
This year the founder is taking a “mindful sabbatical” due to motherhood so it’s been put on hold until 2017. But I’ve decided to commit to my own personal Mindful in May journey. I’m a chronic worrier so shifting the focus is a continual challenge for me.
So that’s what my aim is. To focus on what’s right in front of me. To try and push fear aside and live in the moment. This past year’s been hard with much out of my control. I guess I’ve learned that it’s how I react to things that matters. And sometimes I need to move more gracefully towards whatever life throws me. I’m trying hard but I often slip.
As May unfolds it’s my intention to be more mindful of everything in my world.
Every stone and every ripple in my life has an affect, in nature. And in everything.
I want to be more mindful at home. Whether it’s gardening, tidying up, doing every day things. Mundane things that make ordinary moments extraordinary. Relishing joy.
In response to Mundane Monday Challenge #57 a challenge to find beauty in the ordinary.
As we enter May here are five ways I’m going to try and stay mindful:
- Get up 10 minutes earlier every morning and meditate.
- Worry less and go with the flow. To be curious, open and accepting.
- Remember to breath deeper.
- Set daily goals and feeling a sense of purpose.
- Relish joy in the ordinary moments of life.
Like grounding myself in nature and hugging my massive lemon scented gum tree!
“Don’t believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that – thoughts.” Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living
“It’s good to have an end in mind but in the end what counts is how you travel.” Orna Ross
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” Eckhart Tolle
My wish is for everyone to be mindful this month. Let’s all savor the moment and cherish every day and everyone in it.
Enjoy the ride as we all continue the journey.