Awareness of your inner thoughts and emotions is the first step toward understanding yourself. Only through this self-awareness can you broaden your perspective. As I like to say, you gain an "umbrella view" or a "helicopter view" that reveals intricate connections. This viewpoint serves as a reminder that, before we rush to judge ourselves or others, we must consider the bigger picture. Otherwise, we risk being judgmental, labeling, and branding, often without knowing the full story. Mindfulness grounds us, keeping us rooted to the earth instead of soaring too high, believing ourselves to be superior to others.
Furthermore, mindfulness helps shed our egos, social statuses, power, and positions, guiding us back to the fundamental principle of humanity. In today's fast-paced world, where success, power, wealth, and materialism dominate conversations and can breed jealousy and envy, mindfulness remains at the core. It not only grounds us but also encourages gratitude for what we have, rather than perpetual comparison.
These are the principles that guide my mindfulness journey. I have more insights to share in upcoming posts. For now, I encourage you to contemplate my interpretation of mindfulness and consider what it means to you. Your principles need not align with mine, and that's perfectly acceptable. Rest assured, there's no right or wrong way to interpret mindfulness—it's a deeply personal and unique journey for each of us."