Are you getting swept away sometimes?
I feel really good these days. I’m balanced, happy and life is beautiful. I rarely do formal practice though. I was starting a new project for my work and was completely absorbed in it (I’m still absorbed in it).
It feels great and I’m probably a lot in the moment when I work. Maybe this is also a way of escaping the reality but I do enjoy this.
In the last few days I thought about this and how getting swept away can make mindfulness practice feel unimportant. I think that’s also the reason why many people do not really commit enough time to it to really feel a difference.
How about you? Did you experience times of “forgetting about meditation practice” in the past?
Category: Meditation Questions Tags: posted January 14, 2012
Sometimes in the middle of engaging in something I enjoy I will realize that I am not putting attention on being mindful. But when I am completely engrossed in something that makes me feel happy my concentration is a form of mindfulness. To stay detached in theses moments is what is important to me. To enjoy my activity w/out attaching is then my goal. The same is true when I am involved in something that is not as pleasing; to remember to observe and not to attach is also the goal, Jay, your awareness of this is being mindful; at least in my opinion, Thanks for posing the question.
Yes i agree sometimes being completely engrossed in something that makes you feel happy or brings you peace is a type of meditation all on its own...I expeirenced this just the other day....Got lost on a breastfeeding and pregnancy page...I am not doing either at the present moment but i enjoyed looking at the pictures and remembering and then looking at our pictures and remembering even more...I litterally lost two hours before i realized it but afterwards i felt refreshed and centered and it made the rest of my day a breeze...but i did not engage in my normal bedtime meditation that night.