I get a wonderful gift for Christmas. My girlfriend gave me a invitation for a mindfulness workshops. Do you know mindfulness?
Mindfulness for me is mostly like yoga but it’s focusing on how to be observant.
Do you have a lot of thoughts in every minute of your life? I do. Even if I’m trying to relax my mind is full of thoughts so I can’t completly chill myself. Some of this thought are stressfull, some are terrifying, some are full of anger, some are just planning, some trying to remind something from the past. But they still are. My girlfriend says that “man can not to think” I disagreed with this but…
I started to try. I read a book of Eckhart Tolle. Do you know him? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdgO4UDrwm8
Great guy. He was just an ordinary man and one day, in 29, he dicided to change his life. Started to dive into himself and now he is sooo calm that when I’m watching films with him I even think that maybe sometimes he is too calm 😉 Joking. I would like to be in 1% so concious as he is.
So I read that book. I started to watch films with him, even taking a bath I was going to the bathroom with my mobile and trying to focus on his words 🙂
Something snapped in me. Changed inside me. I was REALLY able to focus. I was focusing on eating, on food, on my hands when I was going to work. Focusing on clocks ticking.
So Eckhart is good for the start. No. Wrong. He was good for the start for me. Maybe for you he is good for all your life. But for me it was not enough. I was able to be focus but only for a moment. But stress comes in other moments.
So I’m searching for something more. For something which focus me for hole day. Something which will make me chilled for all day. In every situation. So I started to practice yoga. But abut that, next time… 🙂