This is probably the most important and powerful skill you can develop as a human being.
“Mindfulness is experiencing reality literally, exactly as it is. It is the interface between you and the reality.” – Leo Gura
Components of mindfulness: Focus, Sensory Clarity, Emotional Stability.
There are three main channels through which you experience reality – Seeing (Images), Hearing (Sounds), Feeling (Sensations)
The practice: Basics (The outer sensation)
You need to do 3 Cyclic structure of 10 seconds each as described below.
Cycle 1: seeing
Take an object and just look at it as it is without any judgement or feeling.
Eg: lamp, pen, door, etc
Cycle 2: hearing
Take an sound and just hear it as it is without any judgement or feeling.
Eg: birds singing, insects, running water
Cycle 3: feeling
Take any body part (feet on which you are standing) and feel the pressure without any judgement.
**Do this in every cycle.
Step 1: notice/ put absolute attention on
Step 2: label (see/hear/feel)
Step 3: take in/save it as it is
- Awareness expands.
- Tuned in with the present moment.
- Increased productivity.
- Emotional mastery.
- Helpful in easing suffering.
- Concentration increases.
- Practice everyday for at-least 20 mins and increase gradually.
- Join a mindfulness retreat for faster progress.
**These videos will help you to understand this concept at a much deeper level.