Comments on: Mindfulness in daily life https://www.wildmind.org Explore Meditation Online Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:24:30 +0000 hourly 1 By: David https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-787994 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:25:50 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-787994 Please be aware that you are thinking. Once you think of something, it will ask you to follow. You have to stop this to happen. When you are thinking, be aware that you are thinking. If you do not have anything to do, focus on your breathing.
Do not expect anything. Just do mindfulness.

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-773842 Tue, 05 May 2015 13:23:58 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-773842 It’s almost impossible to be continually mindful, Nisansala. I think the best we can do is to keep bringing the mind back into focus as often as possible. Using reminders like notes, random mindfulness bells, etc., we can prompt mindfulness more often, but we’re still going to have periods of unmindfulness. But that’s OK. We don’t have to be perfectly mindful — just mindful enough. And if we’re training the mind through meditation, then in our periods of unmindfulness the mind is going to be better behaved than it normally would!

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By: Nisansala https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-773773 Sat, 02 May 2015 14:04:03 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-773773 I try to be mindful.but sometimes a forget that I’m dong it. and it’s head to do.how can i do it continuously?

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-772128 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:39:33 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-772128 You don’t necessarily have to say anything to yourself, Sean, although it can be useful to have little phrases or words that act as triggers for your mindfulness. “Am I aware right now?” could be one such phrase. Or any single word that evokes a quality of mindfulness or care could work as well.

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By: Sean https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-772086 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:17:53 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-772086 How do I practice mindfulness? I understand it is being aware in the present moment but what do I say to myself? Im talking about when im not meditating and just doing everyday things.

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By: Shel https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-771283 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:34:33 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-771283 Well done.

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By: Mike https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-761272 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:17:21 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-761272 Thank you for this site. Your articles have helped me tremendously in furthering my practice, reminding me to step back and observe where I am in my practice and what I need to work on, allowing it to happen in its’ own time. I Like to give myself queues, or a mental list if you will, to help remind myself to be mindful throughout daily activities, particularly repetitive, mundane tasks. It particularly helps for these moments since it is so easy to enter autopilot during these tasks such as doing the dishes, laundry, making tea having a shower. It turns out that doing the dishes can actually be quite fun when one is fully engaged.

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-755404 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:39:28 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-755404 Hi, Fernando.

Ending the inner narrative is a tall order. It’s possible to do for short periods of time, but it takes a lot of training and practice. What we need to start with first is just noticing that we’ve become caught up in thinking, and letting go of it. Then we can allow thoughts to drift by, while keeping our awareness focused on the object of meditation. But if you want to know more specific techniques for calming the mind, you can search for “calmness” up above (or click on that link, which will save you the bother!) This particular article will probably be useful.

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By: Fernando https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-755384 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:33:12 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-755384 Thank you very much Bodhipaksa for your kind words. Any advice about ending the inner narrative actions?
Best regards

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By: Bodhipaksa https://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/comment-page-1#comment-755363 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:07:23 +0000 https://test.wildmind.org/mindfulness-in-daily-life/#comment-755363 I can see how commenting on your experience could become alienating. I’ve heard of that happening.

Mindfulness isn’t about keeping up an inner narrative about our experience, but about noticing our experience. It’s about really paying attention to what we’re seeing, hearing, feeling, and thinking. The more we can immerse ourselves in our actual physical experience, the less likely we’ll be to get caught up in our own heads.

So when you’re walking, pay attention to the physical sensations in your body, and the sensations (visual forms, sounds, smells, etc) arising from the world around you. There’s a lot to pay attention to, and you can’t notice it all! But that’s not the aim. What we’re trying to do is just to be as present as we can, without being sucked into inner dramas.

I hope this helps!

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