The entire month of July is dedicated to mindful living and the aim is to achieve a mindful World. To help you on your mindful journey we will practice and share mindful resources everyday throughout the month.
4 weeks and 4 mindful themes to make the world a mindful and better place.
Week 1: Mindfulness for Self
Week 2: Cultivating a mindful family
Week 3: Mindfulness in Community
Week 4: Bringing Mindfulness to the World
Week 1: Practicing Self – Care with Mindfulness
Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting our own well-being, pursuing happiness, and having the ability, tools, and resources to respond to periods of stress so that they don’t result in imbalance and lead to a health crisis.
Self-care means asking yourself what you need, and following through on the honest answer, it can be as simple as getting to bed earlier on a work night. READ MORE
Week 2: Cultivating mindfulness in family
As a family, it can be difficult to effectively and lovingly navigate through the rough waters of relationships. With many individual relationships happening within a family unit, finding harmony and balance isn’t always a walk in the park. Whether between parent and child, child and step-sibling, or step-parent and child, mindfulness exercises for families can be of great benefit. Helping us to see clearly what is really going on when tensions run high – and when things seem rather mundane.
Cultivating mindfulness in families begins with deepening our understanding of the factors that may make harmony seemingly hard to maintain. Some of the factors that make familial relationships difficult are simply due to our being human. While, others are due to the modern day environment. READ MORE
Week 3: Mindfulness in Community
Although mindfulness begins as an individual practice, when mindfulness is shared among group members, a community is more likely to thrive. Individuals become aware when their personal agendas and motives might not be in alignment with collective goals. With awareness, individuals are able to challenge their own beliefs to root out attachments, defenses, and judgments. The beliefs and ideas held by individuals then reflect those in the collective consciousness, meaning the shared beliefs and social norms of the group. These shared beliefs become the guiding force in making community decisions.
When groups operate from the collective consciousness, they are better able to identify conflicts more quickly. They can then acknowledge differences more easily, and take actions that are best for themselves. READ MORE
Week 3: Bringing Mindfulness to the World
The fundamental message of the mindfulness movement is that the underlying cause of dissatisfaction and distress is in our heads. By failing to pay attention to what actually happens in each moment, we get lost in regrets about the past and fears for the future, which make us unhappy. Learning to focus turns down the volume on circular thought, our “entire society is suffering from attention deficit disorder – big time”.
By practising mindfulness, individual freedom is found within “pure awareness”, undistracted by external corrupting influences. All we need to do is close our eyes and watch our breath. The world is slowly changing, one mindful individual at a time. READ MORE