Mindfulness is always mindfulness of something. When we are mindful, we are paying attention, but what are we paying attention to? Mindfulness always has an object. When we sit, we can become aware of our in-breath and out-breath. Follow your breath from the beginning of each inhale all the way through the end of each exhale. This is mindfulness of breathing. Each time we practice mindful breathing, we know a little more what mindfulness feels like. — Thich Nhat Hanh (from How to Live #BK558)
Take a mindful moment right now. This 20 second video may help to refresh your mind and bring you back to this moment. Take a few mindful in-and out- breaths and feel your feet on the floor (or sand!) as you watch the waves.
Do you have a favorite place to sit and practice mindful breathing? Maybe at the beach, on a hilltop, or in your garden. Our garden statues can help bring a mindful feeling to any space. Learn more about how these beautiful resin statues are made.