We need space
We need space internally and externally
“We are not taught how to be still or bring attention to the relationships between ourselves and the biosphere and thus we've created a culture that is disconnected from where things come from, who makes them, where they go, and the impacts our daily actions have on communities and the resources we all share and depend on.”
What is mindfulness?
We live in an age where we are in an almost constant state of distraction. From endless scrolling on social media, news sites, advertising, and the ability to watch a whole season of T.V. shows in one sitting. We have developed habits that keep our attention occupied 24/7. Modern day humans are more connected than they have been ever in human history and yet our attention spans are under 20 seconds. We need space. We need pause. We need to develop a new habits that include attention, deep listening and compassion.
Mindfulness, to put it simply, is our undivided attention. It’s paying attention in such a way where we feel the moment we are in with all of our awareness and presence. We practice this with non-judgement and with curiosity.
A few benefits of mindfulness:
generating a greater respect and politeness for everything around us
listening and noticing
being able to be in the moment - good or bad
focus more on what’s important in our lives