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Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Shamash Alidina

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Chapter 3

Nurturing Your Motivation

In This Chapter

arrow Setting your mindful intentions

arrow Getting in the right frame of mind

arrow Committing to the long haul

arrow 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.

Exploring Your Intentions

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 ...

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