In honor of International Yoga Day tomorrow (seriously, it’s a real thing), I’m inspired to share my thoughts on a mindfulness question that may people struggle on a regular basis:
Mindfulness is useful for connecting with the present moment and accepting your current situation, but how can you use it to attract your desires?
Mindfulness encourages you to accept your thoughts, feelings, and circumstances as they are, without trying to change them. Mindfulness also teaches you to focus all your attention on your life here and now, as it’s happening, even if it’s unpleasant. And that’s where most “manifestors” stumble with mindfulness.
Manifestors are taught that to attract our desires, we need to focus on the life that we want to have, rather than the one we currently have. It’s not surprising, then, that mindfulness practice brings up resistance for those of us who are dedicated to visualizing our ideal lives.
You may have felt a conflict between practicing mindfulness and practicing visualization and then felt nervous, thinking that the law of attraction was going to backfire on you because you spent too long focusing on your current situation, and not enough time focusing on the life you’d prefer to be living.
Here are 4 reasons why mindfulness will in fact help you to manifest your desires even though it might feel like it’s doing the opposite:
1) Mindfulness breaks your bad thinking habits.
Mindfulness gets you to step back from your thoughts so that you’re no longer entwined in them; instead, you’re simply noticing and accepting them. This will help you to recognize your disempowering thinking patterns even when you’re not sitting down for a formal mindfulness session. Over time, you’ll be able to change your self-destructive thinking habits so that they’re more aligned with your manifestation goals.
2) Peace attracts more peace.
Manifesting your goals and making peace with uncomfortable feelings may seem counterintuitive, right? But trust me when I say that peace is the fastest route to freedom. By surrendering and letting go of the fight with your uninvited stress, frustration, anxiety, sadness or fear, you create a more peace-filled existence for yourself, which in turn attracts more tranquility and calm into your life. This inevitably creates a positive impact on your well-being and on your ability to manifest your desires.
3) The Universe wants you to meditate.
The Universe finds it easier to deliver inspired ideas to you, to provide you with intuitive guidance, and to direct you on which action to take when you are clear, still, and open. When your mind is racing with disempowering thoughts, you’re likely to completely miss the divine messages that the Universe is offering to help you develop and trust your intuition and, in turn, gently nudge you towards your goals.
You can use mindfulness as your path to stillness and becoming an open channel to receiving both guidance and abundance.
4) Mindfulness clears the path for gratitude.
Regular mindfulness practice will lower your stress levels and make you feel healthier and more connected to each moment of your life, enabling you to easily harness the manifesting power of gratitude. Mindfulness and gratitude make great practice partners. Mindfulness opens the door by paying attention to “what is,” and then an attitude of gratitude invites you to feel happy, blessed, joyous, and appreciative of your entire life experience, even when it involves something less than desirable.
So, don’t be afraid to give mindfulness a go, even if it seems like it could jeopardize your manifesting ability. There’s nothing to fear! By making peace with your present situation, you make way for an even better future.