Each and every day we have many opportunities to practice mindfulness.
Here is a list of ways to practice mindfulness.
Choose one to practice for a day or a week and give it your wholehearted attention.
1. When you wake up in the morning, notice your breathing before you get out of bed. The quality of our breath tells us a lot about our state of being. When the breath is slow and steady we are calm and peaceful. When the breath is constricted we are tense.
2. Before you get out of bed, notice your thoughts. What was your first thought upon waking? This practice helps us get in touch with what is on the mind and in our dreams
3. When possible, eat silently. Before you eat, consider all the people involved in providing the food on your plate – farmers, truck drivers, people in supermarkets. Offer gratitude for all these people. (for 12 more suggestions go here)
Meditation need not be sitting in lotus position. You can live your life as a meditation.