Mindfulness practice is defined as “Non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness”. The fourth foundation of Mindfulness is NON-STRIVING.
To be fully present, we can be open and witness without an agenda. Accepting that what ever is here is good enough can be deeply healing.
Listen to our Podcast & Guided Meditation on NON STRIVING:
REFLECT: As you settle in a formal meditation or sit and find time to reflect, just focus on Breathing
RESPOND: At any time when thoughts come and if you feel getting lost, just come back to breathing. Try and bring a smile on your face, a feeling of relaxation and try to simply be present without any Agenda or Goal.
You can also repeat the Affirmation as yo breath in and out: “I am Present in this moment“
“Non-striving is trying less and being more.”
About the Author of Quote: Jon Kabat-Zinn is an American professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.