Daily Dose of Living

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In today’s post we will learn about mindfulness for our super busy lives. “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk. The idea of being mindful — being present, being more conscious of life as it happens — seems a bit impossible to many of the super busy. But not only is it possible, I’d submit that it’s desirable, and that it’ll help the busy (and non-busy) achieve their goals and enjoy life more fully. Enjoying Life and Achieving Goals is possible. It seems contradictory to those who are used to sacrificing living for pursuing their goals but cultivating mindfulness will help you achieve your goals and enjoy life more. Focusing on one task at a time, putting yourself fully into that task, is much more effective than multi-tasking. Focusing on one real goal at a time is also more effective. Focusing on what you’re doing right now is highly effective. You’re more productive when you’re mindful.

Ever heard of mindful simplicity? Tap here to learn more > https://empress2inspire.blog/2020/04/01/mindful-simplicity/

But more importantly, being present is undoubtedly the only way to enjoy life to the fullest. By being mindful, you enjoy your food more, you enjoy friends and family more, you enjoy anything you’re doing more. Anything. Even things you might think are drudgery or boring, such as housework, can be amazing if you are truly present. Try it — wash dishes or sweep or cook, and remain fully present. It takes practice, but it’s incredible.

Come back tomorrow for more daily dose on how to be mindful.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Ryn says:


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    1. GS says:

      Yes pursuit of goals often take us away from mindfulness.

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  2. That quote from Thich Nhat Hanh is such a brilliantly concise guide to both life and his own brand of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh is a celebrated master of walking meditation, so that quote equals a brief yet comprehensive summary of his instruction. At the same time, the “go slowly” quote is a metaphorical guide for how zen practitioners should approach every practice in life. With mindfulness, every step should be deliberate, so less energy is wasted with hurried effort.

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    1. GS says:

      Absolutely. Walk slowly, focusing on the different movements that go into each and every step: lifting one heel, then the toe, moving the foot forward while shifting your body weight to the opposite leg, then setting the foot down, heel first, and then the entire foot.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!!
        xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing


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