Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
By Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Mindfulness comes before meditation. It is more on diving deep into the Spiritual centre of your being where you get one with yourself. You must practice mindfulness before you start practising meditation, as before everything else, internal surrender is more important because people who are stuck in their daily lives, have lost their internal peace and they are trying to search it at places that don’t even matter.
When you surrender to yourself, you allow yourself to have the Spiritual power to take control over your emotions completely. When emotions don’t have a power over you, you tend to be at lot more peace and serenity, then you could possibly imagine. This brings us to the concept of meditation that what it is exactly. Meditation is finding your true self and for that, you have to be calm to witness all the possibilities and spiritual strongholds that surround your soul.
The first thing you have to do is to feel yourself from inside. Give your body the attention it deserves and get rid of all the suppressed anger that you might have accumulated over the period of time. Be one with the emotional sensation that permeates your body and try and get away from the thoughts that pull you down. Don’t let the stories take over and never replay anything that has a negative effect on your mind and body. These negative memories and emotions get stuck between the energy-body-consciousness and then they make you feel low.
- Give Your Body The Attention It Deserves
People ignore their bodies and they just don’t care the way it deserves. Breathe, Relax, be calm, and be one with the centre of your being. Feel the emotions and let them be there but never give them the power to control the way you feel and do things. Practice witnessing your emotions rather than living them. This way, you will let them dissipate and fall away on their own.
Mindfulness must be an active part of everyone’s lives. It is something that has an immense power people fail to realise. It helps you allow the emotions to come and pass through you and your consciousness without getting lodged in your body. Always remember, that accumulation of the suppressed anger, negative emotions and memories have an adverse effect on your body, mind and soul and it might become a chronic issue. You can dissolve all of that with mindfulness and daily meditation.