It’s fairly easy to call ourselves mindful and intentional, but what we don’t realize is that these words take work. Mindfulness is a skillful practice that requires a lot of uncomfortable inward looking at our reactions and relationships towards things and people. What I mean by this is that we are usually to distracted in our lives, our attention spans too short, and our focus too centered on ourselves to truly be attentive to the present.
Mindfulness becomes a diluted word.
We can deepen what it means to be mindful by applying deeper attention into our moments. The beautiful thing about this is it’s available to us to practice every second of our day. We can always restart our attention at any moment. The distractions are part of the practice, part of developing rooted mindfulness.