Practicing greater mindfulness in everyday life has had a profound effect on me.<...>
Initially though I struggled to reconcile the notion that I had to be present in the moment without:
Getting stuck trying to connect past dots and relating that to the present; or
Jumping to making plans that could (would?) predict the future.
This was especially hard when I was wearing my hat as an entrepreneur, business owner and maker. I’ve built my life on learning from my past and being clever about what I’m doing next.
I ultimately settled on a very simple mantra (which I repeat to myself a couple of times a day) that has set me free from the constraints of my past or possible future.
Every day and with everything that I undertake, I just have four steps:
- Show up.
- Be present.
- Do the thing.
- Don’t worry too much about the outcome or future.
It’s simple. Give it a go. :)