Hello out there, how are you today? I hope you are well and that we can have a moment to share a cup of coffee or tea and have a chat. I know its early in the day (at least in the UK) and not everybody is up for chatting. So feel free, to come along later…
Last week, I shared that I wish we would take ourselves, and what we think is an achievement, more seriously. But I wonder: “Is that just my problem?” Is it just me, who thinks that she “just does things” but doesn’t really achieve anything?
I was pondering this all week and started to feel rather silly. Maybe it is just me. When I have a look at all these young women who stand up for their beliefs, values and futures I am just in awe. Or maybe it just doesn’t matter. Do we need to achieve? Can’t we just be?
Mindfulness for a more compassionate self-awareness
Mindfulness would suggest exactly that. Goals, gains and achievements do not really matter. If we allow ourselves to sit, concentrate on our breath and let our busy mind rest, we will start to become aware that we are just here and now. Not in the future. Not in the past. Only in this moment can we take actions to change ourselves or our communities.
But most of all, concentrating on our breath and just being gives us more appreciation for ourselves and where we have been. We become more aware of ourselves and what it took to get to this point in time. It’s just so hard to “just” be in our busy times. Yes, even a lockdown can be busy. Busy with worrying, busy with family, busy with…
An Invitation to Just Being
So, this week I invite you to give yourself a couple of minutes to just be. Maybe with a cup of your favourite hot beverage or while looking out of the window. Do it just one time and observe what happens. Or do it a couple of minutes every day before getting up or going to bed. It’s up to you what you feel like. The important bit is to observe what happens. I suggest as “Achievement of the Week” to not achieve, just to be and to observe 😉
Finding out more about Mindfulness
If this post inspired you to explore Mindfulness I suggest you check out: Mindfulness A Practical Guide To Finding Peace In A Frantic World. It offers a 8 week course to explore Mindfulness and it’s benefits.
Or visit Jade at “Bloom Away” who describes her way of being mindful in this post: Mindfulness to a Tea
Lovely to chat with you!
Thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate you and if you took the last week to think about your achievements and pad yourself on the back feel free to share your experiences in the comments.
Until, next week…
Good vibes your way
You can do it!