A Harvard study found that most people spend most of their time thinking about the past or the future. By not being present we are unable to fully enjoy the present.
Mindfulness has become such a buzz word the last few years but how many of us actually know how to be mindful and grounded to the present? Allowing our minds to stay connected to our bodies. Here are a few examples of how you can be mindful.
- Mindful eating
- Mindful communication
- Mindful chores and task
- Mindful physical activity (yoga asana)
Here are a few Mantras to ground you to the here and now.
- I Choose to Release What Does Not Serve Me Right Now - Not all things need prime space in our minds. This mantra is all about releasing the thoughts, doubts, worries, and concerns that aren’t priorities, but often weigh us down. When reciting this mantra, imagine yourself making space inside your mind for the things that are truly important.
- I Am Grateful for This Present Moment and Everything It Offers Me - A reason it’s difficult to stay in the present is because we often think that happiness or more favorable circumstances are in the future. If we take a moment to practice gratitude for the present, we’ll feel more content and savor each day. As you say this mantra, feel your feet rooted to the ground beneath you or your seat connected to the chair below you. Ground yourself in the present moment.
- By Being Present, I Am Creating, Shaping, and Influencing What Happens Next - Having a favorable future is all about laying the right cards down in the present. If you’re looking forward to accomplishing something, you need to take the necessary steps now in order to do so. If you find yourself getting caught up in what could happen in the future, use this mantra to remind yourself that the most important thing is what you’re doing now.
- My Presence Holds Power - Where you are, right here and right now, is powerful. As productive as it can feel to think to the future or the past, sitting in the now is always a strong move. As author and spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra said in a recent Super Soul Sunday podcast episode: “The most important time in your life is right now. The most important person in your life is the one you are looking at. The most important thing you can do in your life is what you are doing now. The best way to prepare for the future is to be totally present in your now.”
- I Am Here, I Am Now, I Am Enough - You are and always will be enough—no matter what your negative self-talk likes to say otherwise. This mantra is all about accepting and owning not only the present, but who you are at this present moment. Even if you aren’t exactly who you want to be right now, accepting who you are in the present is the key to evolving into the person you want to be in the future. Learn to embrace yourself wholeheartedly, and you’ll feel more at peace with the journey.
Mantras based on adviceshinetext.com