Mindfulness

So, people are talking about it but what is mindfulness and how do you get it?

Years ago when I was a small child my father gave me a little notebook and asked me to be quiet and write down anything that came to mind. I didn’t really understand what he was talking about and in my childish ways didn’t know what to write.

For me, however this was the start of trying to centre my often chaotic thoughts and think about the moment.

It’s a time to think back over the day and to look at my reactions to the different situations. What motivated those feelings. Why did I get impatient over that? Why do I sometimes feel happy.

I realise there is a reason for it all and the more I can recognise it the less I am controlled by my feelings. I can choose them.

For me that is mindfulness. What’s yours?