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.
- Decreased Stress
- Higher brain functioning
- Increased immune function
- Lowered blood pressure
- Lowered heart rate
- Lowered anxiety levels
- Experience of being calm and internally still
- Experience of feeling connected
- Increased awareness
- Increased attention and focus
- 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.