A Day in the Life of Mindfulness

A Day in the Life of Mindfulness

By Phillip J. Watt

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

We wake up and immediately feel blessed. We’re free spirits.  Even though there are potentially negative experiences happening in our lives, such as hardship of some sort, we have the wisdom to be content. Therefore we also wake up stress free.

We acknowledge the dreams that we just had. Sometimes they’re clear as day and at other times the memory has faded. Then we go about processing how they fit into the context of our lives. What messages do they carry?

An orgasm is sometimes a cracking way to wake our entire system up. One a day keeps the doctor away! No matter if it’s with our partner or solo  –  it makes no difference. The energetic rebirth it gives is unparalleled by anything else.

Having a shower will also wake us completely up so that we’re ready for a conscious day ahead. If we’re feeling a bit imbalanced because we had a big night, then a shower is a fail-safe cure.

We skull at least a liter of water. Because warmer water is already near our internal temperature, it’s effortlessly assimilated into our body. Drinking water, and lots of it, we acknowledge as the most important addition to our physical system.

Then comes our first meal…

Eating a healthy and scrumptious breakfast is desirable. It awakens our metabolism for the day. It’s also a ritual for our body. All meals are. We pay gratitude  to what we consume because we transform it into us.  Eating is meditative. It’s notorious for clearing our mind because our focus is tunnelled onto one task. Food is also naturally beautiful so it’s an early reminder that reverence is an ongoing feature of our daily experience.

When we walk outside we’re gifted with awe. Experiencing Mother Nature in all its majestic glory instantly invokes a mindful state and fills us with wonder.  Blue sunny skies gives us clarity of mind, rainy days cleanse our soul and the wind in our hair reflects the change that we’re moving through.

Listening to music elevates our energy. It provides exposure to the symbolism which graces our experience. We laugh at the lyrics which are connected to our thoughts and feelings.

As our day continues to unfold, we ensure that we remain as conscious as we can and not get lost in the noise of our ego.  Our heart and mind is open to aligning with our objective world because we recognize the illusion of separation. The inside and outside are the one and same thing and it is our job to decipher the messages that symbolism reflects.

Symbols manifest in a plethora of ways. However they emerge, they’re fundamentally conceptual representations of interconnection. Their meaning may simply be to remind us that our minds are in a synchronized dance with the world around us.  Yet if they have more specific meaning, such as a reflection of our current stage of growth, we may immediately recognize it, or not. Even if it’s the latter, retrospect is a powerful tool to help process our experience in a meaningful way. We therefore try not to over think what happens because we pay heed to the invaluable power of retrospect.

We meditate in action throughout our day. Sometimes we might forget how miraculous each unique moment is, because we get bombarded with the trivialities of being human in today’s ego-based and image-driven society.  But then we kick ourselves back to reality. And not the matter-based meaningless reality, but the reality of unity.

The more we remind ourselves of our power to synchronize our subjective and objective worlds, the more we create that  alignment. We have literally wired our neural network to not just recognize, but create connection.  Because we’ve focused day after day, year after year, we’ve become more empowered beings. We have a greater capacity to recognize and understand the symbols of synchronicity.

But we’re still amazed each time it happens. The timing is so impeccable that we’d have to go out of our way to not see it. It’s profoundly obvious. Synchronicity.

Even still, we’re skeptical of even our most fundamental beliefs. With conviction, we test our philosophies and principles because we’re open to growth. We’re not close-minded to expanding ourselves. If there’s something to learn, we embrace it. We’re free-minded and unbiased to the way that we grow. And that’s part of what makes us mindful.

We also laugh. A lot.  Our mind and heart is constantly blown away by the humor that our synchronization offers. It’s another reason we can reinforce our contentment so easily; we’re not alone — our energy is always in a humorous gig with the rest of reality.

On with our day job. If we’re mindful enough, we can even find sanctuary in the most mundane  of tasks. That’s because we’re content — we have learned to accept and embrace even the most emotionally challenging experiences.

We always attract some beautiful moments with the people around us, including strangers. We’re surrounded by smiles. A subtle exchange of energy occurs between all people and if it’s genuine energy, it amplifies.

We may  also experience discord or dispute, but we treat others with understanding  and respect, and focus on what is  common between us,  to mutually resolve our differences.

We also experience those in need. We don’t pass negative judgement on people; we open up to them to see if we may be able to help. For example, we might be asked for directions by somebody who is clearly stressed. Even though we might not know how to direct them geographically, we know how to direct them emotionally. We say with the brightest of eyes — have a great  day!  We also might be sitting next to a couple arguing, as I was when I wrote this article. A table opens up next to the fireplace which attracts me to it — but before I go I also genuinely say to them the same thing.

Because we’re empowered, it’s our duty to help people to empower themselves for their journey. This sense of duty  guides what we say to others.

We return home to some form of loose routine. It might be exercise, leisure, reading, or some form of art. Most probably there will be something to eat  too. Watching the latest episode of our favorite TV show might even be on our list.

Generally we prioritize time with our loved ones. Yet sometimes we will simply enjoy our own company.

We also communicate with our pets. It may not be a verbal conversation, but it’s at least a meaningful exchange of energy. We love each other and we express it.

And we love ourselves. Not in a “we’re vain and we’re better than everyone else” type of way, but in a “we appreciate and respect that we’re positively influencing ourselves and others and having an awesome time while we’re doing it” kind of way.

Then we might meditate. But we might not, because every day is not the same. We have lives to live after all. It is our daily practice to attempt to “meditate in action” throughout our day, but if we feel we need to, of an evening we focus our minds to remove the noise. We re-balance ourselves and self-heal.

All up we’ve eaten plenty of nutritious natural foods and drank several  liters of water. There has been little to no soft drink of course, because that crap is like drinking death.

We’ve looked after our mind, body and spirit. Sometimes we’ve gone a little overboard and overindulged, but that’s cool  –  we’ll bring back the balance at our next opportunity. Our vices are kept in check so that they’re not unhealthy addictions – like sex, love, food, substances, drama and TV so regularly are.

By looking after ourselves, we know that we’ve looked after the rest of reality too. That’s why we’re also Consciousness Warriors; we’ve consciously radiated our empowered and healthy vibrations into the interconnected grid and therefore influenced everything else as much as we’ve influenced ourselves and our experience of our day.

Put another way, we’ve raised awareness in ourselves and others, as well as in awareness itself.

Now we’re ready for sleep where we rebirth. If it’s our destiny, we’ll wake up the next day and do it all again.

Only the next time we’ve grown just that little bit more.

Updated november 2014

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About the author:

Phil Watt 150x150 8 More Emotional Patterns That Can Disturb Our Inner PeacePhillip J. Watt is an ‘experience veteran’. His mantra is “Have a crack at life”. Living in Sydney, Australia, he is best described as a ‘self-help guide’. In life, he focuses on his own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and aims to share that focus with his clients and his readers. His written articles generally reflect that focus also, and deal with topics from ideology to society, and self-help.

Phillip has a degree in Social Science and Philosophy and has been trained extensively in health services. Working in the therapeutic sector, he assists families and children as a mentor, relationship mediator and health and life teacher. He also provides tailored programs for personal growth which are facilitated face-to-face, via email and over the phone, assisting clients to grow their skills and knowledge in life management.

Connect with Phillip at Facebook.com/PhillipJamesWatt or visit his website Vitality Guidance where you can reach him for a personal appointment (in person or via telephone).

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