Mindfulness is one of the most influential teachings of Buddhism and has filtered into popular culture as well as modern psychotherapy. The Buddha felt that it was imperative to cultivate right mindfulness for all aspects of life in order to see things as they really are, or in other words, to "stop and smell the roses." He encouraged keen attention and awareness (sati) of all things through the four foundations of mindfulness:
1. Contemplation of the body.
2. Contemplation of feelings.
3. Contemplation of states of mind.
4. Contemplation of phenomena.
In a word, mindfulness is about experiencing the moment with an attitude of openness and freshness to all and every experience. Aware when you see something, what does it make you feel? Is it ugly or beautiful? If it is ugly the mind will dislike and if beautiful the mind will like, in the same moment aware if that there’s craving rises follows it attachment or no-attachment. If there’s attachment raise, aware as the mind of attachment rises and let it go. That’s how you should practice mindfulness. Through right mindfulness, one can free oneself from passions and cravings, which so often make us prisoners of past regrets or future preoccupations. ✨👁🕉📿🏯🌀🇹🇭🗿🙏🏻✨#bangkok #thai