The Consequences of What We Feel

 Do you ever feel like life is happening fast? I do. Mindfulness invites us to slow down in a particular way, taking in our experience in small chunks, in terms of what we’re seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling, and thinking. I don’t remember to do that all the time. But when I do remember, life is more interesting. It also feel slower and often, very peaceful.

Within that invitation is also a suggestion to see how each moment feels. Is it pleasant? Is it unpleasant? Is it not much of either? When I remember to do that, I can see right away how I’m influenced – even propelled – by my likes and dislikes. And seeing that, feels spacious and hopeful. It also helps me feel more connected – to the moment, and to everyone else. Do you know what I mean?