On Mindfulness


There are days without excitement-the ordinary days; no inspiration, no particular meetings, no prospect of fun. The everyday routine at work and at home; the tiding up, the food-making, bit of reading and telly watching-the everyday activities, the same people, the same tasks. Nothing happens; another normal and uninteresting day.

When I take a closer look at such days I can see a great value in them.

When I take a closer look at such days I discover situations and happenings that proved to be very important and significant for my happiness. And sometimes I reproach myself for not noticing them, for ignoring and overlooking them completely at that time. I regret not being fully present then and there.

I don’t want to make this mistake anymore. I want to be present and conscious of my own life at every moment in spite of the judgement I put on it. I want to taste my days, I want to feel them. I want to be mindful. It is my life and every second of it is precious to me.