When I made the decision to study to become a mindfulness coach, I was at a time in my life when a lot was happening. I had become a mother for the second time and I was at the beginning of the diversification period (it was not going at all as I had expected in terms of experience with the first child), the eldest daughter was starting kindergarten (I was still not convinced I had made the best choice), the entrepreneur was on Initially, I was recruiting for the Moms team for the JuxiMagic interactive shows, my husband was reorganizing the floor to get space for his office (in other words the house was turned upside down), my parents desperately needed me given the tragedy that had happened. a month ago. I was out of my comfort zone, far too far from everything I knew was my life and everything I wanted. It was a mixture of fear, anger, fatigue, emotional stress, and a lack of compassion for me. I felt the need to take a side step to regain my well-being because I knew and was convinced that I had the right to happiness, to balance, to fulfillment, to love for myself.
What have I done? I reorganized the activities that did not offer me pleasure and satisfaction and I took the time to create online courses and workshops with concrete mindfulness techniques explained for everyone to understand. They were dreams brought back to life.
Most of the time, our progress consists in bringing back to life what we dreamed when we were little. What did you want when you were a child? What aspirations did you have?
The topic for you in this article is to take a piece of paper and a pencil and write down everything you wanted to be and do when you were a child. I challenge you to write down, to write down everything you remember!
What we were passionate about when we were little contains our essence, our gifts left by the Universe, our human potential. The child's mind is free, it is not constrained by all the rules of society, without limiting beliefs.
How do we define the state of zen - the state of well-being?
If I want to talk about the benefits of well-being, the state of zen, the easiest way is to send you to observe a child. Watch a child play and you will feel that time has expanded. It is fully present and has a single focus. Often, as adults we face one thing while thinking about another, but having a single focus strengthens our presence and commitment at all times, allowing us to be fully present in our activities, in our lives and move away from autopilot. At this rate we enter a state of well-being, of optimal balance for ourselves without knowing that we even use mindfulness techniques.
We say that a state or a "mood" is composed of three parts: physical, emotional and verbal. Most of the time we associate a mood with a physical sensation. The physical manifestations on our face are very important, because that reflects the mood best. We realize immediately when someone is sad, angry, happy, after the facial expression and body posture. I created some games that I practiced with the little ones in kindergartens within the “Orchard with emotions” program. Emotions express the very idea of the movement of the mood: the whirlwind of feelings, images and memories triggered by physical sensations.
The feeling of connecting with others and the desire not to be alone contribute to happiness and meaning
The state of zen helps us to go through periods of change and helps us to see more clearly what we want from life. Practicing mindfulness means rebalancing our lives and we can achieve something different every time. We can influence what will happen in the future through conscious choices, through the way we react in the present moment.
There are situations when people do not benefit from themselves, from their inner strength from that connection with everything around us, all the resources we have at hand and which do not cost money. Alternative approaches are needed.
In recent years, a series of studies have been conducted that have further supported the differences between happiness and meaning. In an extraordinary study, Professor Roy F. Baumeister (author of the book "The Meaning of Life") and his colleagues found that the feeling of connecting with others and the desire not to be alone or bored contributed to both happiness and meaning. The more people felt that their activities were in line with the basic themes and values of their self, the more significant they were in their activities.
It seems that happiness has more to do with meeting needs, getting what you want and feeling good, while meaning is more about unique human activities, such as developing a personal identity, self-expression and conscious integration. of the past, present and future experiences.
Researchers have shown that we humans are the happiest when we are engaged in meaningful and virtuous activities.
If you think better of it, when we are deeply involved in an activity that is in accordance with the best self, we often report the highest levels of life satisfaction, implicitly a state of well-being, to a well-lived life.
Practicing mindfulness techniques has been associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, tunability, conscientiousness, vitality, self-esteem, empathy, a sense of autonomy, competence, optimism and pleasant affectation.
The mind is the miracle by which we control and restore ourselves. Consider, for example: a magician who cuts his body into many parts and places each part in a different region - hands in the south, arms in the east, feet in the north and then with a certain miraculous power makes a shout that reassembles . whole every part of his body. Mindfulness is like that - it is the miracle that can return in a moment our scattered mind and bring it back to integrity, so that we can live every minute of life. Hanh (1976, p. 14) Hanh TN. The miracle of mindfulness. Boston: Beacon Press; 1976.
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