Have you ever heard about yutori? If you think it sounds a bit Japanese, then you are right.
It may sound a bit complicated, but it is rather the opposite. With incorporating this concept into your life you gain lots of beautiful moments and life fulfilment.
The first time when I heard about yutori was during the restorative yoga course I took in Munich.
And what about you? If you want to try it is very simple:
You can reach the state by conscious living at the present moment.
For example, if you like to drink coffee or tea in the morning try to get up few minutes earlier to enjoy the morning ritual fully. Close your eyes and focus on the smell of your hot drink. Let it blossom in your nose. Enjoy slowly your sips. Look out of the window to welcome the new day. How is the morning today?
If you have a business appointment try to leave a bit earlier so you can enjoy few moments somewhere around the meeting place.
You will see how calm you will feel when meeting your appointment.
If you travel and there is a wonderful view, stop and lengthen the moment for a while. Enjoy the view a bit longer. Before getting up enjoy the lazing in your bed for few more moments. When reading a book, just stop time to time and let the words fade away.
Bringing spaciousness to your life is whatever brings mindfulness.
We could compare it to meditation. One way how to meditate is to focus on an object, for example burning candle. If you are used to meditate then you will not struggle with not paying attention to your thoughts and your monkey mind.
You can experience something similar by focusing on a present moment.
If you start practicing you may create only short gaps between your thoughts, but it is very good start. The more you practice the easier it will be for you to not pay attention to your mind.
You will experience inner peace. You will reach different dimension of perceiving your life.
I have the feeling that we use our mind too much these days. But we are more than our mind.
Wish you nice yutoring!