posted on Jun, 9 2009 @ 08:22 AM
I have written about remaining present throughout your day in the past, and today I would like to share with you an amazing method of doing so.
I know a lot of people who are just getting into being mindful throughout their day. If you would like to know why is is beneficial you can take a
look at the NOW thread in my sig below.
It can be difficult to rise above your mental chatter and stay there for long periods of time in today's society. Sometimes you can use some help and
recently I have found a great way of doing this with some help from a friend.
It helps to be close with someone who has experienced the benefits of being in the present moment. Now, the next time you hang out with this person,
as you begin to converse and chat about different things, reach your hand out and gently place it on their shoulder and ask them, "Are you
You and your friend can go back and fourth reminding each other to be present in each of your hang out sessions. For me its finding the trigger that
brings your out of the unconscious realm and into being, Your friend can be that trigger for you and vice versa. I have found my self slipping into a
meditative state while walking around and talking because we continually bring each other into the now. You are challenging yourself to remain present
for long periods of time while you are out walking and talking to people and interacting with the world.
Also, feel free to share what triggers presence in you!
Go out and try it! For me it was a life changing experience as I had never remained present for that long when out in public. Its easy to do when you
are alone in your room meditating, so go out and challenge yourself.