Sharing encouraging ideas….

9/12/12 To be present with whatever you are currently engaged in…

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4 responses

  1. It is a good reminder to get into the habit of being present until it becomes second nature. An untamed mind causes nothing but troubles. I find it hard though when I am at a dental appoinment to be present. I prefer to use my mind and get out of where I am by moving to past of future so I can relax.

    September 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    • I consider it to be a positive ability to be able to choose to go to the past or future as a coping strategy…. especially at the dentist! But, I agree…it’s good to develop the habit of being present… oh, untamed minds can cause lots of trouble!

      September 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm

  2. Anonymous

    you can be present at the dentist and it not be focusing on the work being done, being present and aware that you are allowing the mind to focus on something else to ease the stress is also very powerful, saying mantras or even “using the mind to get away” done with mindfulness and awareness is much more skillful than just letting the mind do its own thing, why? because you are bringing your attention towards the act.

    September 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    • Is that comment from you Jampa….? What??…not let the mind do it’s own thing? : ) …but, but, but…my mind likes to do it’s own thing…oh, that’s that problem….as Marie mentioned, big troubles.
      So focusing on something else rather than letting the mind do its own thing about the problem? in this case, something other than the dental work?

      September 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

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