Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A useful selection of tips for Mindful Living

Hi it’s Dave,

Greetings from Ilfracombe and welcome to the Under Blue Skies blog.  I am very excited with how everything is progressing. I find that sharing these pages with everyone goes a long way towards stimulating me to keep writing them.

For today’s piece I have been considering several ways that we can live a more mindful life,  I have also taken inspiration from some colleagues who all say things like “you will never know how beautiful the world is until you stop, look and listen in the present moment

So here is 

A useful selection of tips for Mindful Living

(photograph - Wytchwynd Photography)

For this piece I have created a collection of useful tips that anyone who wishes to live mindfully can put into practice.. 

So let us first examine the Components of Mindful Living

Mindfulness is about becoming an observer and looking at the present moment with no-judgemental awareness.

The next component is authenticity.  To accomplish this we must live from the heart and abandon unhealthy coping skills and banish Ego.

Next we must be in a state of openness. We must embrace all moments in life, constantly seeking personal truth and awareness

Intending – we must adopt a responsive and pro-active state.  We do not have to react or be on autopilot because once that happens we are no longer living mindfully.

Grace – it is necessary to accept the imperfect, we must accept unnecessary kindness towards us, we must work to become and then be Love in Action and we must practice forgiveness.

Remember that mindfulness is not a quick fix solution, it is a healthy lifestyle, a way to experience your journey, it is your life!!!

Mindfulness can be described as The Healthy Coping Skill and as such it takes the place of all self – destructing behaviours.  

A wise gentleman once counselled me with the following phrase and I still relate to the words he said on that day “Always be aware that thoughts are things.  Be careful about what you think as your thoughts shape your life”  

The effects of mindful thinking can be seen in all areas of our lives – Personal, Professional and Spiritual

On a Personal level mindfulness combats anxiety, reduces stress levels, helps effective weight lose, improves sleep, fights chronic pain and also lowers blood pressure.

On a Professional level mindfulness assists with clearer communication, improves our focus, increases our creativity, goes a long way to reduce burnout, helps develop leadership skills and mindful businesses enjoy higher customer service levels.

Spiritually mindfulness cultivates empathy, develops humility, builds gratitude, works to heal the soul, helps to let go of ego as I mentioned above.

And finally people have often asked me “How do I start?” and my answer is always the same, by becoming aware!!

You can – consider what you are about to say before you say it
You can – make gratitude a daily practice
You can – let go of any judgements that you might be carrying around
You can – be observant of the what is happening in the present moment
You can – engage all of your senses, sight, smell, hearing, touch
You can – focus on your breathing
You can – let go of expectations
And finally
You can – let go of the past and forgive people for their behaviours

So as we reach the end of this week’s post I would like to thank you sincerely for taking the time to read the words.  I hope that you will find them useful as you move forwards in your daily life.

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About Dave I am a coach; speaker; radio presenter and founder of The Blue Sky Company.  I am also a therapist and co-own a virtual light centre called The Crystal Spring.  My therapy work includes music therapy; reiki; crystal therapy


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