In this race, our minds bear the burden as we push them beyond limits and overtime. Paradoxically, we now advocate for the importance of maintaining a healthy mind and being present in the current moment. As I have realized over time, at the age of 59, it's crucial not to overtax my mind. This understanding is a core practice in our Zen philosophy, Nava's Zen. Mindfulness, in its essence, involves bringing the mind to the present moment, clearing it of distractions, and fostering calmness, relaxation, and serenity (Nature Oasis & Yoga Truths)
Practicing mindfulness can be as simple as dedicating five minutes to it. Anything longer may cause the mind to wander once again. There is no right or wrong position during mindfulness practice—you can sit upright, lie down, or even engage in self-hugging therapy, which I often recommend to my clients. However, if lying down is preferred, it's equally acceptable. During these five minutes, I guide my clients through simple words or soothing music to focus their minds on the present moment. The music choices can vary from singing bowls and nature sounds to songs that carry meaningful and motivating lyrics, as even famous artists have contributed such inspiring pieces.