Mindfulness is about being fully present in body, in emotions, in self and in the now. Through mindfulness, we have greater clarity about what is best for self and body. Movement, food, and other life choices are not based in judgment or struggle but in self-understanding and compassion
We enter this life wanting only joy and love. Sometimes this is available; sometimes it is not. The life path we travel teaches us many things. If forms us and develops patterns within us. These patterns live in our minds, hearts, and bodies. They become our norm and our foundation.
As we grow and age, we take on roles and responsibilities. We have jobs, relationships, and activities. We connect to what is outside of us. But there is a longing and a sadness. Our bodies ache and feel uncomfortable. We feel out of balance; our health is compromised. Sometimes we find relief. Sometimes we resign ourselves to just accepting that this is the way it is.
We tend to trust what is outside of us more than what is inside of us. We trust the practitioner, the expert, the article, the norm more than we trust our own inner guidance system. We have forgotten that we are the navigators of our own healing and that we can heal, experience joy, and find the "missing piece". The knowing is within us. And the path to this knowing is found through the connection with the body.