Benefits of Mindfulness, Even in Prayer

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When we refer to mindfulness, being in the moment, that sense of being in the moment and letting the moment just be, acknowledge what it feels like, but don’t immediately react, don’t be reactive, get centered, it has a number of benefits.  I did a bit of research and wanted to share them with you.

  1. Decreased Stress
  2. Higher brain functioning
  3. Increased immune function
  4. Lowered blood pressure
  5. Lowered heart rate
  6. Lowered anxiety levels
  7. Experience of being calm and internally still
  8. Experience of feeling connected
  9. Increased awareness
  10. Increased attention and focus
  11. Increased clarity in thinking and perception

These are the core benefits of practicing awareness, and for me music and prayer are how I do mindfulness.  When the weather is nicer and flowers are in bloom, sitting in the park with headphones and calming music, observing the world around me is how I plan to enhance awareness even further.  As we get more centered and clear in our mind etc… the greater clarity our lives will have.

Amen

 


kappello

Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’