Mindfulness creates Choice!
‘Coming to our senses’, both literally and metaphorically, is made possible with mindfulness.
But are we naturally avoiding coming to our senses – and being in our bodies?
Could it be that what our senses are possibly exposed to and experiencing is not particularly pleasant?
Are we nourishing our bodily senses, our mental perceptions, our mind – heart, our self, with positive, pleasant and pleasing things?
Have we become attracted and distracted, caught and caged into a world of negative, unpleasant, strong, sharp, distressing, disturbing but stimulating experiences?
Where is this distressing attraction and distraction leading us to?
Our Mindfulness creates choice; the choice to choose for ourselves what we wish to pay attention to.
Without denying the reality of the negative and distressing in life, we can choose the positive, the pleasant and the possible.
The Buddha has said; ‘with our mind we make our world’. This ‘making’ becomes both our inner and outer world of experience – which becomes our self and becomes our life.
With Mindfulness, the choice is ours!