Beginning a practice of mindfulness is to embark upon a journey of going nowhere. The destination is to arrive in the present moment. The means and the end are the same. The journey has been described as:
To get from A to B, simply be with A.
Mindfulness practices provide the opportunity to live life as a human-being rather than existing as a human-doing. We begin by taking some time each day for ‘non-doing’. Do not be surprised if you notice a resistance to stopping activity, making time to be still, as you bring mindfulness practices into your daily life. For many, slowing down may be challenging, uncomfortable or difficult. Taking time to stop, pause and rest in the present moment is an act of bravery and kindness within the context of the busyness of our lives.