How to learn to live consciously?

Awareness - our original essence.

How to learn to live deliberately, to dwell in the present moment, to take responsibility for everything that happens in life, take care of the living world, watch yourself from the side and look at everything from the heart.

Where to start?

Start with the awareness of the body and its movements. Learn to be aware of how you are walking, standing, sitting, lying down, their gestures and the position of the hands and feet. Perform this exercise: Go to the resting state (better lie on your back) and watch. Captures everything that you feel: cool exhaled and inhaled air, the feeling of support for you, touch clothing to the body temperature. Try to feel your own muscles, feel them: Start with the tips of the toes and gradually moves up observation. In the process you can discover tense areas of the body (they feel pain, itching), relax them. So gradually realizes his entire body.
Interestingly and "Taoist" exercise awareness which takes only a few minutes. Find a comfortable position that allows freedom of movement. Focus on your body and "stand still." Sitting still and gradually realizing every part of the body, not moving, ask yourself, 'Where would want to move my body? ". Feel own tendencies, but do not move. After that allow the body to move slowly in the selected direction. Keep track of the slow movement and the experiences that you experience. Notice everything that is happening inside. Continue to move in that direction until the body explain themselves and their direction.

Awareness actions

Penetrates into every action movement: handshake process, turning the head, step. Watched as drinking water. By focusing on the body, feel how it works. Drink small sips and feel, how do you do that comes from entering into the body of water. See the inner eye, I feel the way that makes the water from touching your lips to your stomach. Watch as it flows like washes your body from the inside.
Remember how the Japanese tea ceremony. Japanese consciously fill the kettle with water and put it on the coals. They deliberately wait until the kettle boils, listen to the noise of boiling and bubbling water, looking at the flickering flame, and then deliberately poured water into the teapot pouring tea, serve it and consciously drink, all the while maintaining complete silence. This is the practice of mindfulness, which must be transferred to all their actions. Learn to do everything carefully, quietly, slowly and beautifully. If you're going to practice awareness of the body, thoughts, feelings, for your life will be as calm, deliberate, harmonious. This does not mean that you will do less. On the contrary you will catch more, making all aware, no fuss.

Mindfulness thoughts

Similarly to realize their ideas. Often, if a person suddenly ask: "What are you thinking?", He replies that he does not know. This happens because we do not think really, but just let the thoughts flow through the mind incoherent, disordered flow. Therefore, learn to observe your thoughts, and you will notice that their flow is reduced. At that moment, as a result of awareness all thoughts disappear, and the mind becomes silent, leaving only the pure and clear consciousness that underlies the true meditation.

Awareness of the world around

How many minutes per day do you spend focusing and considering any thing? We have forgotten how to look at the world around us, because we have no time. On the way to work you walk past blooming camomiles under someone's window, but you can not see them, you do not look to the sky, do not watch the flight of swallows. Your mind does not perceive the moment and what happens in it, he is busy with abstract reflections. But do these reflections is the meaning of your life? And what gives you life, then the perfection that is present in the existence of a living, stay in the second, did not matter? If you are not able to perceive consciously what is happening now, you live for nothing. You do not live, because live - that is to be here and now. So look at things in their true nature, not mingling personal ratings and opinions.
There is such a cautionary tale. Once a disciple came to the teacher and asked how to write a bamboo. The teacher said, if you want to write bamboo, learn how to see it. Students began to look at the bamboo, its stems and leaves, night and day, in the spring and fall. He spent several years contemplating the bamboo, and during this time to really see it. He realized bamboo, was with him in one piece and then was able to write it. This should be the position of informed people: look, see, realize and thus become deeply receptive to understand the relationship and unity with the world.

Awareness of people

Learn to consciously look at the people around and remember that they have souls. In India, for example, is a form of awareness of another person, known as darshan. In the ashram (center, where he lives a spiritual teacher and his students) people flocking to look at the teacher. The teacher just sits and all the other stares at him, receiving his darshan. They try to realize it - as a spiritual person, and the living embodiment of the ideal. Without this awareness instruction teachers have little power. You can perform with anyone in the pair this exercise: Sit in front of and look at each other, without embarrassment, stress, laughter. Just watch, no estimates and judgments. This will help achieve true harmony in communication, because without realizing there is a genuine interaction between people.

Listen, watch, and learn!

It is likely, practicing mindfulness, you will face with considerable internal resistance. Psyche always resist change, good or bad, and the body is used to do many things automatically. Therefore, the change itself - work. Be ready for it! Remember that your own awareness of the process - the best teacher. If you obey your inner awareness of the way, it will lead you in the right direction. Whenever you stand before a choice, allowing you to direct awareness. Just ask yourself, "In what direction the earth is my body, and the world - my soul?". And you're sure to hear the answer.


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