I am so, so happy to see this post. Mindfulness has changed my life, as I am convinced that living in the moment and accepting things as they are–including oneself and one’s thought’s as they are–will do so for anyone.
I cannot explain the joy of feeling the ground beneath my feet, the sun on my face, and the cup of coffee in my hand while calmly accepting that I am worried about a deadline. That acceptance let’s the worry roll right through me and not take possession of me. I have gone from someone who was secretively anxious most of the day to someone who is amazing calm and truly enjoys life. Of course, I have combined Mindfulness with meditation and strenuous workouts with my personal trainer–things I highly advocate, as well. Taking care of both mind and body is extremely important to overall health.
In a post in my favorite blog (please check it out) fromtheinsideout88.wordpress.com entitled “To Get Lost or Be Found,” posted on Jan 29, 2016, the author alludes to how much our thoughts control our daily experiences. It reminded me of a Proverb that says, “As a man thinks, so therefore he is.”
Thank you again, Sarah, for your stellar review of “The Gifts of Imperfection” and for bringing attention to the importance of Mindfulness.