Do we need a change in our day to day living i.e. from anxiety, anger, agitation, fatigue, disturbed sleep, distractions, reactions and stress? Then we need to practice it for relaxation, calm and peace; enhanced awareness and attention; improved concentration, memory, retention; increased performance and productivity; work life balance.
One need to think and reflect upon the journey of life to move in right direction. The right direction in life needs right speech, right speech and right action 24X7. They all emanate from the mind. The journey to mindfulness helps the mind to live, and work in right perspective at all time. Therefore, mindfulness is for everyone.
Mindfulness is for everyone
Most of remarkable technologies were discovered by Christians, does not mean, they are religious. The mindfulness is technology created by great masters of eastern wisdom free from dogma, belief, cult, and religion. In reality, it is for every human being.
We never say- breathing is not for me, let me drop it. Eating is not for me, let me stop eating. Similarly the case for sleeping, waking, restfulness, calmness, peace, and happiness. The same way, masters of eastern wisdom say that having mind is not enough, understanding its nature, states, levels to evolve, to live life beyond suffering are more important. Hence mindfulness / meditation is for everyone
Because mindfulness is effortless and natural i.e. state of mind, it is for everyone. Because it helps the mind to change to change the brain to change our habits and attitudes, it is for everyone. Because it is not a habit but a discovery where mind transitions from practice to non- practice (effortless and natural), it is for everyone. We eat food but never digest, assimilate and absorb it. Similarly, we need to practice it and continue the journey until the mind naturally lives in the mindfulness state.
येषां न विद्या न तपो न दानं, ज्ञानं न शीलं न गुणो न धर्मः ।
ते मर्त्यलोके भुवि भारभूता, मनुष्यरूपेण मृगाश्चरन्ति ॥
yeShAM na vidyA na tapo na dAnaM jnAnaM na shIlaM na guNo na dharmaH ।
te martyaloke bhuvi bhAraBUtA manuShyarUpeNa mRugAshcharanti ॥
Those who are not awakened, who do not do live with patience and tolerance, does no charity (of knowledge), do not acquire knowledge (of self), do not have noble qualities (of kindness, peace, truth), not even good qualities, do not follow the essential nature (real self) are animals walking on this earth in human form. They are only a burden on the planet.
Eastern wisdom uses symbolism beautifully in their verses. The above verse answers major questions – why, how, what, where and when of mindfulness.
Working on the mind, changes the animal mind (also the cause of suffering). Discovery of essential nature awakens one to inner peace, happiness, love and wisdom. The knowledge of the self-destroys ignorance from life and manifests noble qualities, positive attitudes, patience, kindness, happiness and wisdom.