Divine Knowledge

What is Mindfulness?

To the eternal seekers, threading life’s myriad pathways,

Mindfulness, revered ones, is not just a practice; it’s a profound state of being. It is the conscious embrace of the present, a delicate balance between what was and what will be, rooted firmly in the ‘now’.

In our intricate dance of existence, where we’re often ensnared by the past’s shadows or the future’s allure, mindfulness emerges as the compass directing us to the present’s sanctity.

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita illuminates: ‘A person who is adept in the science of the division of labour and who is free from all attachment, even though engaged in all kinds of work, does not become entangled.’ Mindfulness is this mastery – being fully engrossed in the act, yet detached from its outcomes.

To grasp the essence of mindfulness:

Elevated Awareness: It is the fine-tuned awareness of every breath, thought, and emotion, a deep connection with one’s inner symphony amidst the world’s noise.

Celebrate the Present: It’s the art of savouring every fragment of the moment, from the mundane to the profound, recognizing the divine dance in every pulse of existence.

Harmonious Detachment: Being engrossed, yet not ensnared; involved, yet impartial. It’s the graceful dance of being in the world, but not of it.

Drawing from the sacred verses of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 5, Verse 13):

“सर्वकर्माणि मनसा संन्यस्यास्ते सुखं वशी | नवद्वारे पुरे देही नैव कुर्वन्न कारयन् ||”

Which elucidates:

“Mentally renouncing all actions, the self-controlled embodied soul happily dwells in the nine-gated city, neither acting nor causing action.”

Through mindfulness, we awaken to life’s tapestry, experiencing each thread, each weave, with elevated consciousness and grace.

May you walk the path of mindfulness, basking in the luminosity of the present. 🌼