In This Chapter
Setting your mindful intentions
Getting in the right frame of mind
Committing to the long haul
Making a commitment to mindfulness
One of the best ways of boosting your capacity to be mindful is to practise mindfulness meditation every day. Establishing a daily habit of mindfulness isn’t always easy, but it’s well worth the effort. With a clear and strong motivation to practise, you can develop the firm commitment necessary to engage in mindfulness regularly. Once the habit of daily mindfulness is created, the routine becomes as natural as having a shower – you now have a way of training and resting your mind every day, not just your body.
This chapter explores what your deep intentions of mindfulness are and it includes a range of exercises and how you can you use them to motivate your daily mindfulness practice.
The word ‘intention’ comes from the Latin intendere, meaning to direct attention. Intention is purpose – what you hope to achieve from a certain action. If you’re driving to work and your intention ...