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?