“Ultimately I see mindfulness as a love affair – with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world.”
– Jon Kabat Zinn
What an inspiring way to describe mindfulness. Life is beautiful.
In the beginning it takes practice, and yes, some discipline to bring mindful awareness to our thoughts and feelings. Many of us will choose to sit in meditation as a daily practice, and focus on our breath. This takes time and willpower. Which is also part of the mindful practice.
Yet, ultimately, it isn’t about the place we are practicing in, or what we want to gain from meditation. Its about opening ourselves up to being aware of every aspect of our life. Our actions, thoughts, beliefs, speech. Our body and breath. Our attitudes and how we relate to others.
Connecting to the world around us and within us.
It becomes a love affair with the world and our being-ness.