Our mind is constantly racing with worries and thoughts about the past and future. it sometimes feels that bringing inner peace and calmness in life is just a hopeless wish. It does not have to be that way as small and smart changes can over the time make a big difference in our life.
It is no doubt that our life can be busy, hectic, and overwhelming at times. But there are certain mindfulness living techniques that can help us to live a more calm and focused life. Following are those powerful techniques:
1. Be willing to accept:
When we resist the things as they are, it causes major mental and emotional suffering. By ignoring the truths, we encounter darkness and despair over and over again. We numb ourselves in various ways when we make an effort to avoid the things that can be avoided at no cost. To bring peace to our mind, we need to accept things as they are. We need to knowledge everything that has happened and let the things as they are.
2. Be patient:
It is very often that we look towards the future for attaining happiness. We forget the moment we are living in and are always in a hurry to rush to the next thing. According to a Zen master, it you cannot enjoy the dishes then you will never be able to enjoy the next thing you want to later on. Linking happiness with future attainment cripples down our ability to enjoy the moment we are living in.
3. Let things get done:
One of the biggest techniques of meditation for relaxing our mind is to just be. When we try to control and manipulate things, we create tension in our body. When you let things go their way, a lot more gets done then you can imagine on its own. Instead of making an effort to force things to get done as you want, let everything happen itself.
4. Appreciate the positive in life:
When we keep on complaining about things that went wrong and wonder how our life would be with certain things, we disturb our peace of mind. We must enjoy every moment we have and anything that is positive because every little thing counts for creating happiness.
5. Getting a beginner’s mind:
When we think we are aware of the results of a certain technique of meditation, we limit the possibilities to explore. But when we approach every process with a beginner’s mind, there are numerous opportunities available to us.
6. Cultivate the attitude of letting go:
Mindfulness requires us to cultivate an attitude of letting go of things. We stuck ourselves into an autopilot mode when we want to hold on to what is pleasant and reject what we do not want. For a calm and peaceful life, we should neither hold onto things nor reject any experiences. It may sound difficult but to let go of things is something that can benefit our lives in many ways.