Most of the time, we’re living life on autopilot, mindlessly going about our day out of habit or routine. But oftentimes, that’s the easy way to go through life, right? It’s comfortable, it’s convenient, it’s cushy.
But living on autopilot means you are just existing, not living. You let life happen to you instead of the other way around. And as a result, we just accept the consequences as they are, unaware that we can actually steer our life and make conscious choices to achieve the results we want.
How about we try a different route: Disengage automatic controls and take the wheel.
An important step to achieve this is through mindful living. This concept has been a buzzword in wellness industries and corporations to push productivity, but mindfulness is actually based on Buddhist traditions. It’s a mental state achieved by focusing your awareness in the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting your current feelings, thoughts, and sensations without judgement.
One way to achieve this is through meditation. Just like physical exercise, it takes time and dedication. But through constant practice, a mindful mindset can be attained.
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