If after practising these mindfulness exercises you find you would like to integrate mindfulness into your weekly routine, you can explore the field of mindfulness further by purchasing a more in-depth CD. One of the best audio CD’s available is from Jon Kabat-Zinn, whose teachings have led to the Western worlds recognition of mindfulness as a beneficial practice in helping patients to cope with stress, anxiety, pain and depression. As an introduction, his ‘Guided Mindfulness Meditation’ series is excellent, with each exercise typically lasting forty-five minutes. Each CD in the series comes with a full programme that helps you to structure your mindful practise and is designed to assist you in integrating mindfulness into your life.

 

Albert Einstein once said ‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.’ In practicing a mindful approach to life we can perceive the world afresh, viewing everything as if it were a miracle. To truly live in the moment is to be in awe of it. So the next time you are operating on auto-pilot, be mindful for three minutes, and begin creating new moments to cherish for the future.

 

What did you find were the benefits of incorporating mindfulness meditation into your life? Do you plan to continue using mindfulness regularly? Please comment and share your experiences with our community to gain insight, encouragement and support.

 

Exercises:

 

  1. To fully integrate mindfulness into your daily routine, buy one of Jon Kabat-Zinns ‘Guided Mindfulness Meditation’ series CD’s and follow the programme outlined.

 

Further Resources:

 

‘GUIDED Mindfulness Meditation CD series’ by Jon Kabat-Zinn, available on Amazon