Whether acknowledged or not, we’ve all experienced at least a few gratifying “living in the moment” moments that were impromptu and remarkable for their impact. Think of a nature vista you may have stumbled upon – say, in the course of a hike – an awesome waterfall, or a sunset that took your breath away. Or think of the magic of the first fall of giant snowflakes in winter – that always makes me pause. Such happy moments that take us outside of ourselves and yet connect us to the universe are what we seek in the pursuit of “mindfulness”.
Mindfulness has the power to enrich even the most mundane task with meaningfulness. Mindful experiences are stress free and bring inner peace, and ultimately greater productivity. I know this yet I still catch myself busy at multi-tasking, and goal oriented endeavours. I am a member of modern society, after all.
But I remember to pause sometimes in my activities. I have had the good fortune to study with the masters so I take a deep breath, and I revisit their teachings. I also take heed of my own lessons – lessons that I’ve had the privilege to share formally as a presenter and motivational speaker.
At a recent leadership coaching session I lead for one of my corporate clients, I had included a lesson on mindfulness which prompted much discussion and thanks from the participants. One of them said:
“ I learned from you that when I focus all my energy on the task at hand I am filled with joy, inner peace and the stress disappears.”
Such genuine, hearfelt praise really lit up the moment for me.
That is the gift of mindfulness. Learn how to give yourself the gift of inner peace and joy – coming in 2011, you can join our webinars for guidance on how to achieve mindfulness to enhance all aspects of your life. We will post dates for webinars as soon as they are confirmed.
I am also available for corporate engagements.