Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mindfulness

In counseling school, readings and professors and text books often talk about the idea of "mindfulness". Yesterday, when expressing my stress to my personal counselor, she, too, brought up the idea of "mindfulness". Supposedly, it looks something like this.

I thought this idea was new to me, over the last year or so, but I recently realized it is just a different word for what I have always been taught as "prayer". In the christian sense, "casting all your cares on him, because he cares for you" (I Peter 5:7) is the idea behind mindfulness. But it provides deeper meaning. And more substantial backing for where to direct your thoughts, stressors, and anxiety.

Which reminds me of one of my all time favorite verses, which also happens to be, regardless of what you believe, a good mantra for everyone to live by…

In this world, I constantly find my mind full of stress, plans, to-do lists, wishes, and countless other worries. It is my goal, as my life quickly becomes busy again, to direct my thoughts towards the things that matter. I challenge you to do the same.
xoxo

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