"Only the present moment contains life"- Thich Nhat Hanh
I believe most of us heard about this beauty of living in the moment and enjoy being present when mindfulness is the new black in this era.
What does mindfulness mean to you?
Is it a yoga retreat, meditation, tea ceremony, stone piling, spa or something else? My great teacher google said, "mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.” And I have a more down to earth definition on explaining it.
"Mindfulness, is a state of mind. It is everything that help us to feel ourselves again."- Jen
We tend to speak, act and live with our rational thinking and ignore what is the true feeling behind. Mindfulness is just the moment we aware and reconnect with this thought and true feeling inside us. To achieve this there are different spectrum of modalities, today I love to introduce 5 creative ways to help you start easy and fun.
1. Dating with everyone
Life is a game of connecting who you are. Everyone you encounter in life shows up for a reason. Live to date by treating everyone you meet seriously like a date. Not date for the sake of finding a love partner, yet with an intention to date with yourself.
Imagine they are just like a mirror of you, whoever you see, whatever you feel from that person. That is you, they are an outcome projected from our subconscious and let you meet your shadows, your deepest truth. All you need is an opened heart and non-judgemental mind. To meet ourselves in another physical form, to feel our heart in a reflection that we cannot escape.
2. Living in a fiction
Einstein once said “imagination is more than knowledge”. Apply your imagination into mindfulness, like how Will Ferrell did in the movie “Stranger than fiction”, be part of the plot and create your own stories in life.
Breathe and choose one object you see and feel interested in the moment and start describing on how it makes you feel with visualisation. What is that sensation behind say like weird? could be like a weird, funny purple cow or group of them chanting together?
Feel into your feelings and creating your fiction. Add stories, characters into the plot, name it modify it, feel it and play with it. Make it fun, interesting, surreal like a movie. You are the director, producer and creator of this movie. Breathe into each scenario, breathe into the possibility unfolding every second.
3. Spinning like a kid
Spinning is a fun way to balance all our 7 chakras, which is also part of the sequence in The 5 Tibetans Rite yoga practice. Spin like a kid, they always know the wisdom on how to back to a worry-free mind and pure heart that full of joy.
Start erect with arms outstretched, spin around your body at a point in until you reach just a little bit dizziness while you can still keep yourself safe and balance. Feel the freedom, expansion, joy while you spin, breathe into all your sensation. Spiral up the positive emotions and allow this spinning process to release all unnecessary tension and energy inside you effortlessly.
4. Sing to the mirror
Sound, is one of the most important tool on exploring mindfulness. By opening up our throat chakra fully and speak our voice, we are able to express and live that inner strength inside you easily.
May I invite you to schedule a time everyday, go towards the mirror and start singing. Sing loud, sing only to yourself. Be real, be happy and even be silly. Play with your voice, your gesture and movement as if you are on your own stage of "American Idol" without being judged by anyone.
Choose the song that you resonate most and play it might help too, feel into your emotions while you sing. Express yourself genuinely, breathe into the confidence, authenticity and courage exploring that space outside your comfort zone gracefully.
5. Cosmic orgasm
Last but not least, bring on the love hormone.
By connect with your breath, by tuning into your heart and feel. We meditate into the love frequency that initiate the love and happy hormone inside our physical body at the same time activate the dmt in our brain and allow us to access the alter state of consciousness.
I cannot find a word better than a cosmic orgasm to describe this experience, you might feel sensational, emotional and ultimate joy when all the stress is releasing via every cell.
Start small by practicing conscious breathing, every inhale feels your belly is expanding, every exhale feels it sinks back towards your sitting bone, keep your exhalation longer and deeper.
Breathwork ceremony is also one of the way to dive into this journey easily to assist by all the guidance of love and truth we call upon, follow our private group for more information on our next Breath of Bliss ceremony.
I wish the above gives you a bigger picture on what mindfulness can be, which has no boundary and never feel bored. Start small and start easy is right.