For the past many years I've spent much of my free time reading and writing about mindfulness -- that is, living in the present and not worrying about the future or regretting the past. It's been a very personal journey of self reflection and observant reaction. It's also been a Pandora's box of unleashed emotions, both positive and sometimes negative, but all that have helped me grow.
Recently I started posting some of my mindfulness musings on Facebook. The response I received from friends gave me joy and I realized that sharing some of the things I've learned along the way also helps me in my own exploration of life.
So I've decided to do that cliché thing the people of my generation do and post my words to a blog. It is an uncluttered and peaceful space where I'll talk about my search for an uncluttered and peaceful life.
My personal goal is to stay present in today's distraction-riddled digital age. What I write about is based on the moment, how I feel now, and what I've noticed in others. To my friends, that means you may read something you feel hits close to home and some people have already come to that conclusion from my Facebook posts. But I will state categorically that none of what I write is about any one person in particular -- it's about everyone, all people, as a whole. Most of what I have to say is nothing new, it's made up of the things we all deal with every day. Observing and learning from each other is how we all become better at living.
And let me just state from the get-go, I am by no means perfect and I most certainly don't have it all figured out -- I'm often totally off-base, stubborn, self-indulgent, and a worrywort. But those faults are precisely the reasons why I am doing this.
I will always seek to move in the direction of mindfulness -- to better myself and hopefully better those around me in the process. This blog is the detail of that journey. I hope you'll come along with me.
Stay tuned for the first real post tomorrow...
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