Recently I was invited to explore mindful living. To be present in the moment, every moment of my day. This invitation has been one of the most challenging things I have faced in a long time. It is not about task completion or just powering through and calling it good. It is not about pouring myself out for someone else….it is about being fully present in each moment of the day. It is knowing how I feel when I eat food, it is knowing what I am feeling when I busy at work, It is being aware of my heart beat and my breath, my needs and how I impact others. It is about how I live, every moment of every day….and to let it flow from me…with appropriate thought and purposeful passion!
Mindful living has challenged me in new ways. I am thankful for this invitation and I believe it has the potential to change many things in my day to day….as long as I stay mindful and commit to retraining my mind, body and spirit….
This week I listened to I surrender all and although I have sung these words for many years, the words fit my life focus right now….
All to Jesus, I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
In His presence daily live. Not just during my quiet time…..Not just in my prayer life….Not just when I am in need….
In His presence daily live….
I see how mindful living is about being fully alive!