Mindfulness is living in a state of present moment awareness.  My IRP is my soul and the source of my self-esteem.  I use my mind when I choose to.  I face the same challenges and obstacles everyone does but without the internal struggle.  I feel safe to step into the unknown because I know God loves me and channels his power through me.  I feel a oneness with the universe and a compassion for others.  I now know that my search for life’s meaning is found within my soul, not in the things of this world, and this discovery gives me the peace that passes all understanding.  Each day I nourish my mindfulness by quieting my mind through meditation.  As I proceed through my day I cultivate my present moment awareness through witnessing my feelings, emotions, thoughts, visualizations and actions without judging them.  I never label them bad nor repress them for I realize that awareness itself is sufficient for the non-resourceful ones to fall away.  I know that feelings pass through the body in seconds if I don’t fuel them with brain chemicals.  If I find my ego persistent I use a technique taught in “Big Mind-Big Heart” by Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel.  I ask my controller to quiet all the voices of my mind except for Big Heart and Big Mind and find that this works well.  I daily stand in front of my mirror, smile and look at my soul through my eyes saying, “I am sitting in the lap of God, surrounded by his love.”  Once you experience the peace of living from your soul and nourishing your mindfulness I can’t imagine you would want to return to the pain and suffering of living under the control of your mind.  Go to the mirror and look at your soul through your eyes.  What do you see?  This week as you make contact with others look into their eyes, what is the condition of their soul?

Life Coach – Dr. Dean R. McCormick

2 thoughts on “Mindfulness”

  1. Rev. Carol Wood says:

    Wow…after reading this it caused me to think about how hard it is in this hectic electronic age to live in the state of present moment awareness. Thoughts and ideas are sent out over internet, phones, etc instantly and people are aware of things so quickly they can pass judgements on people or things without truly processing the truthfulness of the message. Our minds are stimulated immediately and called to action often causing internal turmoil. In today’s world we need to pause more often and center ourselves in God or a higher power to seek oneness with God, the community of others, and the universe in which we all call home for the present. To find mindfulness we must slow down our pace, meditate, pray, find gentleness in our soul and be at peace with God and our fellow seekers. I love how you invision yourself sitting in the lap of God, surrounded by His love. Each of us finds the best way to feel the presence of God in our lives. I imagine running along a beach as a young girl with God holding my hand and His long white robe of purity blowing in the wind. The mist of the waves cleanses our souls and prepares us for the day of kindness, love, and forgiveness of all we encounter. You only need to look into the eyes of your friends and those other sojourners you meet to see their soul and the joy, sorrow, happiness, sadness, playfulness, or anger that exists on any particular day. You can become just the person God has sent into their path to help them along the way by giving back joy, relieving pain and sorrow, sharing happiness, easing anger, or joining in their playful nature with joy. Everyday is a gift and I hope we all find mindfulness at the beginning and end of each day

  2. It was great co-teaching Yoga with Dean last Friday at Laguna Madre Yoga & Meditation Studio . Dean has a deep and rich understanding of Mantra as well as other Present Moment Awareness methods and techniques. In the past ,I have also had the great pleasure of attending a Zen Koan Meditation Class taught by Dean for residents of Recovery & Addiction Center. His presentation was received with great respect by all. Much of Dr. Dean McCormick’s meditation program at the Recovery Center was specifically designed to address this particular population, and the issues and challenges they contend with on a daily basis. Excellent and professional presentations on both occasions.

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