A is for Awareness

A Is For Awareness

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I often get asked what Mindfulness is all about.  Is it religious? Is it Buddhist? Is it meditation? Is there a special way to sit?…  Although Mindfulness seems to be a big ‘buzz word’ at the moment, there are lots of people that have very little idea of what it actually involves.

The reality is that, although Mindfulness can involve meditation and has it’s roots in Buddhist traditions, it is in fact a mindset that can be adopted by anyone to assist with a more relaxed and contented way of life.

So what is Mindfulness?… Quite simply, to be mindful is to be aware – aware of what is going on around you, aware of what is going on with your body, aware of what is going on with your thoughts.  Not judging, not trying to change, not reacting or worrying, just being aware. This can be more challenging than it might sound! But is a highly rewarding too.

Mindfulness is awareness 

If you’d like to find out more about Mindfulness why not join me over the next month as I blog through a Mindful alphabet, sharing more information and tips for adopting a mindful mindset…. anyone got any ideas what X could stand for??…..

Enjoying the A-Z series?  You can now get the book

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  10 comments for “A is for Awareness

  1. Kerry-anne
    April 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I agree, with my limited reading on mindfulness I’ve come to understand it almost as a state of mind that allows you to be aware of thought without judgement or critisim which can be used all the time. Starting this blog has come at a perfect time for me as I have just begun exploring mindfulness so I look forward to future posts. Thanks Ka

    • Lottie Moore
      April 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      That’s great to hear Kerry-anne, I hope it’s helpful

  2. April 3, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Hey Lottie! (We’re buddies at Sarah Arrow’s Group on FB). Great to see you in the A to Z! My theme for the challenge is mindful living and I am preaching what I practice! happy AtoZing! Also, looking forward to X 😛

    Vidya Sury
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    • Lottie Moore
      April 3, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      Heh Vidya, good to see you here. And great to see you’re doing the A to Z challenge too 🙂

  3. April 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Interesring. I will follow you during April.

    • Lottie Moore
      April 3, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Claudia, I hope you enjoy the blog over the coming month

  4. April 8, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Maybe you could fudge a little like eXhalation? lol I used to sex-lexis dictionary for my A to Z challenge (the theme is sex obviously!) but they may have something like that for your theme 🙂 Good luck! I look forward to seeing more.

  5. April 17, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
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  6. April 21, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Great start to your A-Z. Playing catch-up as you’ve already reached “Q”. Very timely for me as I think Mindfullness plays a huge part in healing the long term emotional effects of unresolved infertility (which is my niche). In terms of “X” – time to get really creative I think. In my first book (An A-Z of children’s’ poems about the make believe animals that distract them at bed-time) “X” was “Xtra-terrestrials (Aliens to you and me)” “I” and “Q” were also a bit of a challenge. I’m sure you’ll come up with something great and a useful addition.

  7. April 21, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Thanks for stopping by Nicci, and your words of encouragement, I’m really pleased to hear these posts have been useful 🙂
    I think my X will definitely have a ‘silent’ e before it!
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