You are Mindful when you to train your mind to be empty.
You occupy the moment when you meditate to relieve yourself from momentary existence.
You observe more when you train yourself to think less.
Mindful-ness makes you observe your actions while you do them. This way of life is cultivated by sitting and observing your thoughts, understanding the nature of sensory triggers and habit induced instincts and finally learning how to distinguish yourself from these actions in the heat of the moment as a separate observing entity.
Over time we engage in lot of activities, which either become our passions or profession. For me it is business, health and writing, for others it might be something else.
While pursuing any kind of work or activity, you get so engrossed in doing, that you forget observing yourself as a separate entity from the activity or work that you do. In due time you are so lost that you end up believing this activity to be a natural part of your life, your calling, passionate pursuit, objective in life.
Failing to be mindful, you get engrossed in work and observe little, as a result you make these external activities larger than your own life. This sets you on a pathway of stress and worry when expected results are not met.
Taking a breather
It is essential to temporarily detach yourself from the activities you pursue, even if you love doing them.
When you take a breather, you take your energies out of the task and exist, be it for a few moments, as an absolute singularity. This is essential as it lets you create a distance between the activity and yourself. Which might be temporal but at the same time necessary to observe your singularity.
You will observe that your singularity much more than whatever it is that you pursue. Your activities don’t define you rather you define your activities.
Ego will never let you out of the vicious cycle of work and passions but it is highly recommended to take a breather from both once in a while. It might seem impossible and irresponsible to leave work and even more with passionate work, but if you don’t give yourself breaks you will let yourself slide in an infinite loop of doing.
By taking breaks you will boost your minds capability of observing. This makes you more mindful and make better life decisions when you are moving at the speed of life. If you dare to be mindful in the modern world you will empower yourself to find the best in every situation in every dimension of life.
I DARE YOU TO BE MINDFUL
I dare you to be more mindful in this world which forces you to worry about unfinished work. In a world where every action is mandatory to produce some end product. I dare you to be more mindful in this world where we act more and observe little. Where we are countering evolution and becoming work horses.
I dare you to be more mindful in the modern world where you are being hustled into becoming an ever working hustler.
(Disclaimer: It is to be noted that a “taking a breather” is a temporary phenomenon aimed at upgrading mindfull-ness and not aimed at making you lay.)