The following post was originally shared on JMgallery where I curate art, photography, images that speak to me. Today, these depictions focus on mindfulness which is an art within itself. The above captures my positive mindset and peaceful focus to allow me to become present in the NOW. To be appreciative of the WOW! Yes the quote and the image harmoniously flowed together to create a positive vibe sent out to the universe. I can't do anything constructive about my woes at the moment so you allow it to drift away. Efficiently filed to be handled effectively, like you usually do.
The art of mindfulness
Practicing the art of mindfulness is a lot harder than it sounds. In principle, you are meant to focus on this minute, this second. Building awareness of all things, people, events happening around you in the moment for the moment. Discipline and meditation are definitely helpful to reach this art of being at peace with oneself in the universe. Forgiving, forgetting and forgoing any despondency or regrets, do differently, and if only I had.
Visually, it is easier to center on yourself in the moment. I've gathered some art to forget bitter memories, beating up one's self for mistakes and least of all removing worry about tomorrow. All you have is this moment.
You ARE lucky.
You are here, you are now. What you do differently this very second can bring inner peace and thankfulness for what you have. No allowances for reflections of moments gone past, or fervour on what you desperately want tomorrow. All you have is today.
What can you do differently?
Discarding annoyance is a favor you gift to yourself. Opening up your mind and heart to others that may seem different to you is a gift of mindfulness.
Discover the secret
Let the past melt away. Forget about goals, dreams, wants, needs. What do you have in this present moment? Eyesight to enjoy beautiful images, hands to create beauty, ears to hear melodies that sing to your soul.
Beauty: from within
Is harmony between the heart and the soul, joined in symphony to bring inner peace. The best thing you can do is listen to your favorite music and gaze upon and marvel at the little things that center you, dissuade you from dwelling on the past or striving for that which is beyond reach.