How are you handling our increasingly stressful and volatile world ?
Secular gurus are telling us that mindfulness is the key to peace and joy. There is a major difference, however, between mindfulness traditions that focus on Buddhist and Hindu Traditions, and Christian Mindfulness. While non- Christian traditions urge mindfulness followers to focus on themselves, their thoughts, their emotions, their breath, etc. , Christian Mindfulness is focused on paying attention to God, through his grace to us in Jesus, in the present moment. It is important to pay attention to God in the present moment, for that is where He lives. And it is in the present moment, being constantly aware of God’s love for us, and our salvation through Christ, that the peace that Jesus offers his true followers is achieved.
The essence of Christian Mindfulness is found in the words of Jesus, in Matthew 22:37-39. Christian Mindfulness encourages us to focus on God’s presence with us in the present moment. As we focus on pleasing God, and our neighbour, we take our focus off of ourselves, and our sense of peace and joy increases. Practise the presence of God with you as the moments fly. You are his beloved.