Now then! Yesterday, I attended my first Mindfulness session, and I will start with – it certainly wouldn’t be for everyone. And I’m fairly confident that some would scoff at it straight away, but…
I enjoyed it. I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed so I won’t go into all the mumbo jumbo (get a masters from Oxford for that!), but essentially I see it as a way of life and an everyday action you can do to help out when feeling down/anxious/stressed.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a dirty atheist but if I were to blindly follow one of the many thousands of Gods (yes, there’s more than 1!) out there it’d be Buddha and Buddhism. As the saying goes – I’ve got the body of a god, shame it’s Buddha.
Now, it’s not a religion just a way of life/thinking and I’m not gonna be like “peace and love, man” or “make love, not war” but when I left care (I still haven’t spoke about that) I said to my reviewer, who gives me the green light to be released, I feel good now but I am concerned I might go back to where I was (dark place) one day; be it tomorrow, 10yrs, 20yrs…. And I feel for me, using mindfulness on a regular basis can help me cope with the stresses that life throws at ya. It’s like going to the gym, your muscles build up the more you go, in mindfulness your train your brain and the more you do it the stronger it becomes.
So if you or someone you know you feel you could benefit from it, give it a go. What’s the worst that could happen? Yes, during the first meditation session you feel a bit of a douche, but it really does make sense – to me at least.
Peace and love………..man x