Awakening beings with mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the practice of witnessing our thoughts and emotions.
Witnessing, or observing, creates awareness and space, and this leads to automatic understanding and detachment of those thoughts and emotions. Understanding and detachment happen automatically in the space of awareness. The only work you have to do is observe. The rest is done for you.
Mindfulness is something you do throughout the day. You do not need to stop or get rid of your thoughts or block your emotions. On the contrary, self-acceptance and self compassion and kindness to yourself is the best strategy. All that is asked is that, instead of unconsciously just believing your thoughts and emotions without pause or question, watch them.
Mindfulness creates the ability to automatically break the habit of identifying with your thoughts and emotions. Once the habit is broken, the thoughts and emotions themselves gradually reduce or transform, both in number/repetition and in strength of compulsion.
Go about your normal day in a spirit of mindfulness. The rest happens automatically.
That is all.
However, if that is all you do, your progress can be very slow indeed.
And that is where meditation comes in.
Meditation is optional, but if you do it, you create rapid progress. Rapid, rapid progress! That is the power of meditation. It works because it teaches you how to observe yourself. Think of meditation as mindfulness without the distraction of society and activity.
Because of this lack of distraction, meditation creates “distance” between your awareness and your thoughts and emotions, your “sense of self”. This space is what allows you to witness without getting entranced by the “sense of self”.
Meditating for 20 minutes a day is good, but if you can work up to one hour a day, then you enter a jet-stream. It will make learning how to be mindful so much easier.
Mindfulness is witnessing your “sense of self” – your thoughts and emotions – as you go about your day.
Meditation is witnessing without having to deal with the details of your day. And so when you meditate, you find that your day-long witnessing happens so automatically, so simply, so naturally. Witnessing stops being a challenge.
And because mindfulness progressively creates detachment from the hypnotic entrancement of the virtual reality created by the thought-stream, mindfulness leads to Presence. Mindfulness leads to being aware of your body in the Present, and of life in the Present. It leads to wholeness.
The body is a magnificent, wise, instrument, yet it is “separated” and largely ignored by the thought-stream.
Once you reconnect with your body and can feel it fully, in detail, including all the energy movements within it, all over, in the Present, you suddenly become Awake!
Your intuition is turned on and you receive knowledge and wisdom and direction from Presence, your sense of full-body joy comes online, you feel a sense of peace that surpasses all understanding, you live in ever-present love, safety and abundance, your health makes sense, your connection with Spirit is real and palpable, you feel the energetic movements constantly flowing through your body that you were previously unaware of, you live from the infinite wisdom of your Heart instead of from the limited programming of the thought-stream, your inner senses switch on, you become fully conscious of your magnificent energy system, and so much more.
All this happens automatically as you awaken.
That is how powerful mindfulness is.
Such a simple technique that leads to such profound results, which begins with freedom from the hypnotic enslavement of the thought-stream.
And meditation is the “speed boost” that makes mindfulness easier and faster for you.
That was a sample taken from the course, Radical Mindfulness Made Simple in 5 Easy Steps.