Slow down through Mindful Living

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

– Lao Tzu

Living in such a fast-paced and hectic environment is affecting people’s level of awareness. Even if we have the perfect life with good friends/family who love us and have a great job – we often don’t get a chance to enjoy and appreciate what we have as we are constantly busy rushing around and striving for more.
Individuals are becoming incredibly lonely, anxious and many are suffering from depression because of the stressful lives we live in such a chaotic environment. We need to learn how to slow down and in doing so develop techniques such as mindfulness, breathwork, meditation and movement to help us. When we learn how to slow down only then can we can enjoy our walk to work, the music in our ears, the healthy food we eat, the people that we talk to and the day-to-day activities we do.

What is the meaning of Mindful Living?

Mindful living is a deep philosophy emphasizing the importance of being in the moment without thinking about the past or worrying about the future. It is a skill of being aware of what is happening inside and around you at that present moment. Mindful living is being aware of the flow of life rather than constantly being in auto-pilot mode.

Well, how can we slow down while life forces us to speed up? The most important point is that there is not only one right way to slow down for everyone. The main purpose of mindful living is completely giving ourselves to whatever we experience at that present moment.

So when we slow down in our daily life we are kindly inviting our mind to be in the present moment – Thoughts come and go, this is the nature of our mind. It is natural that our minds will wander but we need to continuously acknowledge this and bring our minds back to the present moment.

Just click on the video, join this guided meditation to calm down and to center ourselves again.

Calming down and centering

In case you want to learn more about meditation and mind training techniques check out one of the courses below: