This morning I tried to stay in the present moment for as long as I could. It was unbelievable how quickly I started to float to the past and future. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as paying attention on purpose to the present moment without judgement. Turns out I was being mindful even as I acknowledged that my mind wander, because I was aware of the wandering. Unfortunately, I’ve still got to work on the judgement. It’s all too easy to beat myself up for not doing something ‘right’.
Today I will ease up on judging myself and others. We are all just doing the best we can.
2015 is my year of living mindfully. I am here.