Mindfulness is WAKING UP from a life lived on autopilot.
Take a walk or look outside a window, starting about 30 minutes before sunrise. Just watch the sky as the light changes. If you notice yourself distracted, come back to the experience of light and sky. If you notice yourself describing or making a story line about what you are seeing, try to drop any assessments and return to the experience of changing light. At some point, check in with yourself. How are you feeling in your body, as you watch the dawn unfold, moment-by-moment?
(Remember, you can’t get this wrong! Your experience is just your experience)
If you miss the sunrise today, offer yourself a few minutes of presence as the sun is setting to let go of thoughts, past and future, bringing attention to the light in the sky.
This moment, this particular dawn and dusk, will never be repeated!