Mindful Monday: Want to live in the moment? Hang out with children.
I love hanging out with my great nieces and nephews and children in general. They are so real (no filters), so silly and so much fun!
They are fully present. They aren’t worried about the past or the future. They express how they feel. When they are sad, they are sad. When they are happy, they are happy. It's so refreshing.
Children are more connected to their authentic self than most adults.
I know for me, being around them helps me to be more present and connect to my authentic self. They remind me of who I really am - not who I 'should' be.
We were all children once, right? More carefree. We played. Explored.
A lot of times we lose that childlike innocence as adults. Life can feel mundane or heavy. We begin to live each day on autopilot rather than in the moment. It's like the magic or wonder has disappeared.
But it doesn't have to.
Meditation and a mindfulness practice brings back that childlike (not childish) quality. In fact, that is one of the many benefits.
It lifts the stresses from our body, trains our mind to be more present and positive, and opens us up to seeing the world with a new pair of eyes. You begin to notice and appreciate the simple things. You become more curious. And as a result - life becomes more fulfilling.
Life is busy. It has its ups and its downs. I am so grateful for my mindfulness practice and what it has brought to my life. I feel connected to the childlike innocence and wonder that was nowhere to be found for so many years.
I love this quote from Marianne Williamson...
“Children are happy because they don't have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong.”
To your peace, joy + well-being,