My Own Mindfulness

Meditation is something that I have never practiced, nor thought of as important, but I was actually very excited to learn more about it. I suffer from constantly running away with my thoughts and my brain going one hundred miles a minute. I cannot get my brain to stop going and processing, so learning how to let my thoughts pass through is something that has changed how I think. Ever since we had that lesson on how to allow your thoughts to pass through your brain I have applied that to my everyday life. It’s allowed me to be more in the moment and aware of my surroundings and not so lost in my own thoughts. It helps me to focus more when I am studying or in class, which is very beneficial in the long run. Practicing mindfulness is something that I am excited to keep doing in the future to see how it impacts different areas of my life. I think that practicing mindfulness daily would lead you to be less stressed out, happier, and altogether more productive. This state of mindfulness would overflow into allowing your mind to expand into different areas. By that, I mean that allowing yourself to experience new things, think of new ideas, and meet new people. All of these things combined could potentially lead to you living a sustainable life. Getting my mind wrapped around that thought was actually very difficult for me. I wrestled with how I could change the way I lived just by practicing mindfulness. All of these practices and ideas were new to me, so it took some time for me to really process what I thought on the idea. Now, some of my opinions on this topic have become more stable, but I still have some doubts. I think that practicing mindfulness is good, and could potentially allow a sustainable life to flow from that. It’s a stretch, but I do think that it can be done. It’s hard to think that sustainability, living a life that is totally against the grain of the way you were once living, comes from living more in the moment. Yet it makes so much sense! Living in the moment allows you to be more aware of your surroundings, which leads to a happier life, which leads to a healthier life, which can lead to small things like recycling or planting your own little garden. These small steps could potentially lead to bigger steps in sustainability or more baby steps. Either way, you are giving back to the Earth. For me, I am excited to see what my baby steps are. I am excited to take little steps to living a more sustainable life.

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