I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 238 People

    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2013

    Finding Your Soul In A Modern World

    How do I find my soul again? I have been so distracted for so long, I seem to have lost touch with it. Only recently have I started to remember it. Remembering how it felt, and all the peace that came with it. I miss that feeling so much. I started having so much pain, anxiety...
    3grnowl 3grnowl
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    Where do I get started?

    Reading up about retreats, courses, books, and more. As always the perfectionist in me wants to master this, yet it seems impossible to really get started.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2014

    Who's Your Daddy?..

    Three days ago Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, in a herculean effort to save just $500, 000 dissolved the Climate Commission (and effectively delivered a big slap in the face to impartial environmental science). Today it has been reported in “The Sydney Morning Herald...
    BillyRo BillyRo
    36-40, M
    Sep 21, 2013

    17th Story-i Want To Be More Mindful.

    Mindfulness in the meditation context  and my understanding and practise is having a blank and open mind not affected by surroundings.Calmness is the result of mindfulness.Then ideas and good thoughts will flood our mind and we will be very clear.Our actions will...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

    Best Apple Ever

     A few years ago I attended a 10 week course in Mindfulness. We met for a few hours one evening each week. Then there was a full day at which we had a silent lunch and an apple i ate was amazing! Mindfulness has been in my life since then.
    koyptakh koyptakh
    51-55, M
    16 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    sometimes you may not know all of a story

    so its wise to not judge the situation 100% as if you know everything. sometimes the situation would affect your emotionally but never come to any conclusions when you don't know everything. bless
    Jippyjane Jippyjane
    18-21, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    Restless

    I find it very difficult to be completely mindful, even for 5 minutes. It is difficult to listen to a song without missing parts of the melody, or to someone without missing part of what they said. Very often when I meditate, after 15 minutes I start feeling restless. I want to...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Feb 8, 2013

    Bad Karma

    I have always been having bad luck when it comes to relationships. Almost all relationships I had did not have a happy ending for me. I ask myself why. I know deep within me lies the answer. A few days ago while meditating, an answer came to me. In one of my past lives, I was a...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Feb 2, 2013

    Happiness

    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 28, 2013
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 10, 2013

    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 6, 2013
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    May 29, 2013

    i'll be more respectful of people feelings,

    im a monster once im on the attack
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 17, 2015

    A Working Group

    Hello, I've struggled for self-understanding and mindfulness. For many years, I felt like my desire to know myself better was being somehow 'rejected' by everyone around me; I have anxiety issues, which tend to make me risk averse in all areas of my life. Actually I found a...
    pagiul3 pagiul3
    31-35
    Apr 7, 2013

    Perfect Silence

    Four close friends vowed to each other to observe silence for seven days.The first day passed well. But as the evening progressed and the oil lamps became dim, one student couldn’t help himself. “Attend to the lamps!” he shouted impatiently to a servant.His friend turned to...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Sep 28, 2013

    I Learned Mindfulness In Meditation.

    My life in the past was full of pain,hurt,(physical and sexual abuses),torment and torture.Multi-tasking was a way of life for me.Coincidently when i decided to change and start a new life,i was introduce to meditation and came across EP.Mindfulness is actually so simple as...
    unshakable unshakable
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Nov 13, 2009

    My goals for today: slow down,

    take it all in, experience, enjoy, and spread a little love.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 23, 2013

    Mindfulness.

    during my internship i was professionally coerced (haha) into an 8 week mindfulness program. it was a kind of experimental, pseudo training / therapy group (which was confusing) for the interns. i didn't initially want to do it because i didn't honestly believe i needed it at the...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    Hmm... I Usually Dont Mind Well.lol

    i am incorporating more hope and positivity int my life. it is a mindfull activity because negativity was running rampant in my mind previously.  I feel that being mindful of my thoughts is key..
    theconflictedness theconflictedness
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 5, 2013

    Introduction to Mindfulness

    I stopped going to church about 2 years ago. I became a church member when I was 22 year-old and I thought of the church as my family. I loved church and it was a great source of learning and love. I was able to accomplish things that I thought were impossible for me. However...
    LLnL LLnL
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 3, 2009

    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Apr 19, 2013

    Distractions

    What makes mindfulness challenging to me the most  is that the distractions around us are so tempting. You might start with the right intention to be mindful, but soon enough there is a more appealing thought, image, action, dream that you want to pursue. Other times you...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2009

    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    Mar 31, 2013

    I hope to get out of my head a little more

    today & experience the world in front of me for all that it is, use these five senses for all they're worth.
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2015

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    One day I want to be able to look in the mirror and love the way I look. I'm working on it & I see myself loving myself a bit more 😊
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    jaeger053 jaeger053
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