Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #41 Mindful…

Mindful…

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, once said, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” Being mindful means slowing down enough to be aware of who is around you and what actions you need to take or not take. Being mindful is also being aware of yourself – your breathing, your heartbeat, your need for rest, or thought, or prayer, and many other senses within the world around and within you. Linda Mintle, a psychotherapist said of the Christian practice of mindfulness, “Christian, mindfulness is an active process between God and people. God is mindful of us (Psalm 8:4; Hebrews 2:6) and we are to put on the mind of Christ. To do so, we meditate on who God is and listen to ‘God’ in prayer. Daily, we renew our minds by the power of the Holy Spirit working in us – (Roms 12:2), love God with all our mind (Matt 22:37) and implant God’s guidance into our minds (Heb 8:10). Meditation is a way to connect with God, to cling to God, to listen for ‘God’s’ voice and to align our thinking to that of ‘God’s’. This creates greater intimacy not detachment.” This assumes that God is available everywhere. We do not empty ourselves to be filled with nothing – we want to be filled with God’s love, mercy, hope, joy, energy, and so much more.

Mindfulness…

So even going to work, school, relaxing at home, or whatever your day is about to bring you don’t detach but you become open through a time of meditation, listening, and mindfulness. You begin to hear God whisper, not shout, but speak through the Word or people, or the quiet nudge of the Spirit calling you to act or to be still. Sometimes God doesn’t want you to DO anything – God wants you to just enjoy or praise or be thankful. What will your day bring. I often think of the words of Jesus,  “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:25-29. Be mindful – Be aware – Be in the moment

Be Well.

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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3 Responses to Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #41 Mindful…

  1. Linda Pinkepank says:

    This was very timely for me, thank you.

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