The Power of Mindfulness

Are your beliefs limiting or empowering you? When was the last time you took a moment to pause, breathe and feel the energy you unconsciously (or subconsciously) create?

Mindfulness and meditation are often used interchangeably, which can be confusing. In simplest terms, “meditation” is an ancient attention-training technique while “mindfulness” is an effective attitude or approach for practicing meditation. Meditation helps focus your attention on a specific focal object, training your mind to consciously focus your attention.

Mindfulness or mindful meditation means paying specific attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. You adopt the attitude of a curious observer of your mind, your subconscious and noticing what is happening without judging it as “good or bad.” A non-judgmental attitude enables you to see more clearly, rather than reacting from fear, bias, or prejudice which often distort insight.

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we
non-judgmentally pay attention in the present moment.

Both meditation and mindfulness make you more aware of what’s happening in your subconscious mind. They can help you identify your limiting beliefs and your biggest fears. Unlocking your deepest fears will help you uncover the patterns that are holding you back from unleashing your true potential. This self-discovery can be one of the most challenging but exciting processes of your life and it’s equally important to celebrate your wins!

Your body and brain are not built to run in the constant overdrive of modern living. You were designed to engage in a specific activity, then to rest and recover from what you’ve done. During that downtime, your body repairs itself, integrates all that you have experienced, and heals any cellular damage sustained. Biohacks, like those offered by Vitality2Go, can certainly help with physical recovery, but if you don’t honour this synergistic balance, your systems will eventually go haywire.

Meditation provides a time-out from all this activity, allowing you to focus inwardly, rest, and recover. While it may feel like “doing nothing,” you are positively, actively, training your mind. You are able to step back from the 24/7 frantic pace of daily life, consciously unwind, and observe what’s going on inside.

Meditation and mindfulness uncover your subconscious biases that lead to poor judgment and bad decisions. They allow you to see the positive lifestyle choices that can drive away negativity in your life. They help you more objectively observe what you are doing, so you can consciously choose healthy habits and let go of unhealthy ones.

To sum up, “meditation” is an attention-training technique and “mindfulness” is an effective attitude for practicing this technique. Meditation gives you the opportunity to practice mindfulness. Together, meditation and mindfulness give you a deeper understanding of how your mind works and opens your life to the potential you have for happiness and wellness.

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