On Mindfulness

  • Summer is here, with its long days, fruits and berries. And I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensations of summer. Holiday season is here and I would like my mind and body to be filled up with sensations of holiday. No thinking and worrying about past mistakes; and no thinking and worrying about plans and difficulties which may or may not happen to me later. I want to be here, I want to feel and experience every moment of this precious time. So I move my attention from thinking about this summer to actually experiencing it through my senses. I feel the coolnes of the morning air on my skin and I stay with this feeling. I feel the taste of fresh raspberries in my mouth and I stay with this taste. I feel the touch of warm grass under my feet and I stay with this warmth. There is nothing erotic, poetic or banal about it because I don't give it any name, I don't judge it or describe it. I simply feel it, sense it and experience it beyond words and intelligence. I pay attention to the present. That's the magic of mindfulness.