I know it’s been written about and spoken about for millennia. How many books have you read on this idea of being present, in the moment? I am getting a fresh look at it now, while reading The Honeymoon Effect, Bruce Lipton’s latest book. Crikey, you think there are just the 2 of you? You and your partner. No way, there are 4 minds, 2 conscious and 2 unconscious minds. I now see how it can get complicated….anyway more of that if you read the book.
It’s been really interesting noticing how much time I spend in the past and in the future. Lipton suggests one of the ways to re-programme the unconscious mind so that we can re-create that honeymoon glow permanently, is to practice being present, being mindful.
I am so grateful to Nia for all the classes I have experienced over the last 6 years, being in the moment. Being present to sensation, feeling, being aware of my body and movement and music and little else. It is such a wonderful break from the mind, especially as researchers say ‘65% of our thoughts are negative and/or redundant.’
As we step-in to a Nia class we have the opportunity to leave behind all distractions, that means take a holiday from hectic life, and practise mindfulness for one full hour. Now that’s what I call a treat!