Ok so im going to spend at least one minute a day in nature experiencing mindfulness, being aware of my surroundings, monitoring my breath, dropping attachment, and staying present in the present moment…
And failing that Im going to take time out to experience mindfulness anyway. I say ‘experiencing’ and not ‘practicing’ because I believe that mindfulness is something that we’re all inherently capable of anyway. Sometimes we just forget to remember, or we forget to take a breath, and we just need to be reminded that we are all intricately connected to ourselves, and to the world around us
I started practicing meditation around 30 years ago after I had a car accident (alright, admittedly I was on a push bike and run over by a car that was travelling at 80kms per hour, which is why I call it a car ‘accident’ – if it hadn’t have been for the car AND my lack of mindfulness, it wouldn’t have happened!)
Anyway the doctor told me then that I would probably never walk again without the aid of either a walking stick or crutches, to which I my 18 year old self replied, “If that is your best prognosis, then your prognosis is not good enough, and your services are no longer required – you are dismissed, sir”
And so began my healing journey and my foret into mindfulness and meditation..