As previously discussed, observe is the first step to discover our passion.
Hints about our passion are virtually everywhere, but we need to be able to read the signal from the noise. As such, reducing or even eliminating the noise is critical. Being mindful is perhaps the only way to eliminate the noise and reveal the signal.
Mindfulness is defined – according to Jon Kabat Zinn (who developed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program starting 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School).- as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.
It should be on purpose, as being mindful is not the same with being aware. The latter does not have a purpose. Being mindful is to activate our consciousness on our subject’s attention. Mindfulness need to be done for the present moment. Right here, right now. It does not mean that we should not review our past or plan for our future. It is just calmness and contentment can only be attained by focusing ourselves to the present. Finally, it shall be done in a non judgement way. We simply accept the experience: noticing it, let it raising, passing, and ceasing to exit.
We can choose anything as a subject of our attention when we are being mindful. During talking, walking, eating, etc. Let’s start being mindful when we are breathing.