What does it mean to be Mindful?
Mindfulness is taking time to really notice all that is going on around you and to really feel all of the emotions of the season. Put aside worry and regret for just a few moments (or longer if you dare!). Pause, Take a Breath, and each time you Fully Exhale use each sense one by one:
See the Beauty of the Holiday Lights and Decorations.
Watch peoples’ Expressions as they open gifts or greet you.
Smell the Aromas of the season: Evergreen, Cookies baking, Spices of Clove and Cinnamon.
Hear how people connect to one another with warmth in their voices as they say, “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas!”
Taste all of the delicious food and know that it was prepared with Love.
Feel the warmth of each hug. Feel the gratitude of gifts both given and received.
Remember with both Joy and Sadness those loved ones that are not with you this year. Feel Joy in each memory of times you spent together. Feel the Sadness in missing them.
When you take time to be mindful, you Experience and Feel More! In being mindful, you can understand abundance, not of the material, but of the sensations you experience in each moment.
P.S. If you need some guidance on taking a few breaths, WATCH my video on EASING TENSION. I ask for your email so that you can update your information or sign-up for my weekly emails which usually include videos.