Christian Mindfulness

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.

13 thoughts on “Christian Mindfulness

  1. Love this post. As Christians our faith is focused on Jesus not on ourselves chanting to an idol. This makes me think of Colossians 3- Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts

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  2. Thanks Sally! Your post is so truthful. As a Christian when I learned to place my focus on Jesus instead of myself or others that is when I started to experienced the most peace and victory in my life. ❤️

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  3. All the roads lead to Rome and all the beliefsystems that lead or guide to the divine love , peace , compassion and joy are great …
    The experience of God is different to every individual…
    I love to read about all religions including all sects of Christianity, Islam , Buddhism or Hinduism…
    All are great and divine …
    I see the goodness of God here , there and everywhere
    In nature and the universe , in everything and everyone …

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  4. Excellent post, Sally. Amen! Our peace, joy, strength, help …all of it comes from God. Focusing on Him, not ourselves is key. Loved this post!

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    1. Thanks, Tina ! This post is a summary of my life’s philosophy. People say that I am “laid back”. I guess they are observing that I am practising God’s presence, and thus feel peaceful, and joyful.
      God loves us – He has plans to bless us, his beloved. 🤗

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