Mindfulness Practice – Touchpoints

November 23, 20200 CommentMental health , Wellbeing

This exercise is designed to make us appreciate our lives by slowing the pace down, coming into purer awareness and resting at the moment for a while. 

Think of something that happens every day more than once, something you take for granted, like opening a door, for example. At the very moment, you touch the doorknob to open the door, allow yourself to be completely mindful of where you are, how you feel and what you are doing. Similarly, the moment you open your computer to start work, take a moment to appreciate the hands that let you do this, and the brain that will help you use the computer. 

The cues don’t have to be physical ones. It could be that every time you think something negative you take a mindful moment to release the negative thought, or it could be that every time you smell the food, you take a mindful moment to rest in the appreciation of having food to eat. 

Choose a touchpoint that resonates with you today. Instead of going through the motions on auto-pilot, stop and stay in the moment for a while and rest in the awareness of this blessed daily activity.