Mindfulness

Sneha Mohanty posted 3 months ago, 1 Responses
In accordance with the Oxford Dictionary, Mindfulness means the state of being aware and conscious of something, such as the present and the surroundings in a narrower sense. However, a straight jacket definition does grave injustice to the depth of this instant word. Mindfulness, according to me, is a vast experience and an evolving subject. It is a personal and individual experience to each and every individual. It is a wide manner in which one knows the situation they are in and develop awareness of the same. If one may observe sharply, mindfulness is a skill thatcomes first to any kind of living being. It drags one on to live a life and get used to theusual things at the same time widens the horizons of knowledge. Coming to what mindfulness means to me, one would concur that I keep learning every day I wake up. I as an individual thrive and grow every day and thus, I value my days with regard to what I learn each day. Mindfulness is more of a best friend to me because a day where I didn’t learn anything, is just no good to me. It is a spectacular and established fact that since the day any living being opens their eyes, they open their minds as well, to learning, knowing, copying, imitating and registeringtheir surroundings and most importantly, what others do. Mindfulness is not only a skill and a tactic, it is an inherent trait that some of us have to enhance over time and practice. It is more like a closed vault which one needs to work upon to discover and maximise its contents. To me, mindfulness holds a very utmost importance in my life. I am an absorber and Ionly learn by means of observing and absorbing what is around me and learning as much as I can from everything and everyone. It is a very important skill to me since I am a fast learner and can get hang of things quickly by observing other people do the same. Mindfulness stands as a way of expression, advancement and enhancement to me. It helps me grow and learn each and every day in a holistic manner. Mindfulness is the best teacher. 

Dear Sneha,

you are talking directly to my heart by saying: ‘a straight jacket definition does grave injustice to the depth of this instant word’. This is the reason why I am not a friend of definitions, not even in the case of Mediation.

And you keep it going: ‘since the day any living being opens their eyes, they open their minds as well’. This is strong content, how shall I contribute to this level?

You are teaching me so much with any single word you write. Thank you.

BR, Daniel