Spiritual Practices, pt. 3
Besides these morning rituals, I also consciously practice mindfulness during the day.
It starts with the way I brush my teeth…
watching the water pour out of the faucet
listening as it hits the sink
admiring the color of my toothpaste as I squeeze the tube onto my brush, watching as the water hits my brush and slowly comes to my mouth,
tasting the minty flavor as I brush...
…to washing my face, to the way I drink my tea and enjoy my outside time.
I usually go beyond the concept of mindfulness to the positive psychology construct of savoring (i.e. lingering in the pleasure of my present moment).
Letting go of thoughts and just allowing myself to be present with my tea. Savoring takes it one step further from just being present to immersing myself in the sheer bliss and joy of the moment.
Mindfulness is not just a practice, it’s a way of approaching the world with full awareness.
It’s consciously choosing to live in presence without being constantly pushed and pulled into the future or the past.
Practicing mindfulness comes second nature to me after years of work.
It’s a way of living, of being.
I also like to journal when I have what I call my “knowings” during the day. Pic is of my journal.
And before I go to sleep, I remember to thank the Divine for another day, well-lived. And also three things I am grateful for that happened that day.
I used to keep a journal for this practice so feel free to begin with that.
Keeping your mind in a state of gratitude and love wires your brain to start thinking that way and then the magic begins… Continued here.
Did you miss the earlier parts of my practice? Find them here: Part 1 & Part 2