In a culture obsessed with “doing”, many of us are uncomfortable simply “being”. We work long hours and fill our calendars with meeting after meeting, leaving no time to be alone with our thoughts.
Rather than filling our time with distractions (that often lead to physical and emotional burnout), we should be creating space in our day to find inner peace. Meditation is a wonderful way to bring us back to the present, provide clarity on life’s challenges, and allow us to simply be.
As Eckhart Tolle once said, “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.”
In this meditation, I share a few tips that have helped me become more mindful. Remember, it’s only when you are fully present that you are in a meditative state. It could be writing, painting, playing a sport—whatever makes you feel truly in the moment.