Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Today, thoughts of remembering to become or remain aware are my focus. It can be so easy to simply act mindlessly, carelessly, thoughtlessly, impulsively, even recklessly--and I cannot say that I generally feel happy with the results. Yet, we are all conditioned to do so many things without consideration of what is happening, that one must learn a new skill in order to notice the myriad overt and covert triggers of automatic behaviors. Focus on breathing is one way to slow down, notice, turn away from reactions that are not thoughtful and then act from a mindful place.