My Thoughts and Reflection on Mindfulness

Marvin Garbeh Davis posted 8 months ago, 1 Responses
When I think of Mindfulness on a personal level, I think of it as “been still”, being in a state where one is generally aware of himself and others and have respect for others. This is a state in which an individual pays attention to everything that happens. This could even be as simple as one’s breathing and thoughts or externally such as the surrounding sounds or the smell in the air.
Mindfulness is crucial because on personal reflection, it is obvious how our personal experiences have a deep relationship with our overall wellbeing and how we interact with others and our surroundings. If we are over burdened by the issues arising from our life experiences, for instance, it may be very harder to conduct certain processes efficaciously. On the other hand, an abundance of energy could make focusing very difficult. 

Mindfulness awakens our innate awareness which can add significant value to understanding ourselves and others. Our ability to obtain and hold mindfulness can increase our power to understanding ourselves and others. If we are still, we can understand and gauge the internal upheavals that others go through daily. Mindfulness can open new mental vistas that will enable us to overcome the challenges of life and help others find relief as well. 

Attaining Mindfulness is very important on a personal level but it is also important in any profession. This is even more true in Mediation. A Mediator’s role is often complex and demanding. There are many obstacles to maintaining optimal performance and fulfillment. Mindfulness can be helpful in reaching the lofty heights any Mediator would desire. 

Self-awareness is at the very core of a Mediator work and a very important skill to acquire and hone each day. This is true because in Mediation, there are lots of thoughts, feelings and sensations that a Mediator is bound to experience. Even simple feelings like fear of being out of control; sensations like a quickening of the heartbeat as he finds ways to peel off the linings of a conflict. A Mediator must be mindful to acknowledge these feelings and evoke the right emotion as he works with others. Ultimately, Mindfulness is first trying to paying attention to yourself, the deep emotions that run through the recesses of the mind and at the same pay attention to others. 

Dear Marvin,

thank you for your thoughts and perspective. Actually, you totally confirm what the deeper meaning of mindful actions is about. Mindful practice offers a very beautiful truth, namely that it is made up of infinitive layers that a person can experience over the years. To me, it is very interesting to see how people take the experience from meditation into daily life, or how they actually turn their daily life into a constant meditation.

I guess you see and identified to point that I try to make here, namely to face life including conflict with a blank mind – without judgement, without assumption, … but with sensitive and pure questioning only. The questions that we place in our mediation and conflict analysis process, shall offer the information that we work with – from a totally unbiased and objective perspective (knowing well, that our highest level of objectiveness, will still remain subjective).

BR, Daniel