We find ourselves saying and are aware of “spending” our time wisely - the idea of spending donates here, the idea of this as an important commodity. Whilst we may remember this it is through Mindfulness practise that we really engage with what it is that we spend our time on. I hear often whilst teaching that lives are so busy that there is no time for Meditation and Mindfulness and it is something we all struggle with, although arguable “at times” . Often when these practises are neglected is exactly when are needed most. The Difficulty can be balanced by the Joy of learning to live a life more full, of us being present in it.
We have always the breath, an anchor, a tool for us - an awareness of checking in with ourselves. Our breath is always there, always available, even in our super busy times. We can build a daily practise whereby - the habit to practise is refreshed regularly and we then miss it when we don’t. Always with compassion and kindness if we miss one meditation, we can still be Mindful, bringing attention to that busyness, to our activities. By doing so we acknowledge being drawn away from Mindful focus and this is part of many meditations, firmly but gently refocusing after a distraction. This can be the meditation. So on the really busy days remind ourselves to be present, to check in and Breathe, to be with Mindfulness of our being busy.
- any other thoughts comments appreciated.