Vision for a Mindfulness Journey

Your vision is not a goal and or an intention, your vision is where you see yourself after a while of being on your mindful journey. You can of course revise your vision after a while of practising mindfulness and you likely will adjust your vision as you realise, understand and experience the benefits of mindfulness yourself. However once you have understood how mindfulness benefits you better you should not change your vision too often as you will lose focus. When you have a consistent vision of where you are going with all your mindfulness efforts it will be easier to notice what you achieve. Don’t change or evolve your vision much once set otherwise you will never be able to measure how you are doing in getting closer to achieving it.

Obviously as we’ve seen in previous posts (What You Need To Know), mindfulness is primarily about being in the present as much as possible, so giving yourself a vision of the future is counter intuitive to what we already know about mindfulness. But by having a vision of where your mindfulness journey will lead you helps motivate you to keep going and ensure you stay on the correct path and direction towards your vision.

You may find it easier to set a vision after you have been doing mindfulness for a while and better understand what it has to offer. A good trick once you know what your vision is, is to write it out on a piece of paper and pin it somewhere where you will see it often and be reminded of what it is. Your vision could be of a period a long way in the future or it could be something closer. Who do you see yourself as in ten years time?

John Burley

John Burley lives in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and is the author of Mindfulness for the Mindless due for publication on 2nd April 2018. He is also the director of a software development company producing software solutions to mainly the gaming industry. He blogs about mindfulness at www.amindfulway.blog which has a growing following both on the blog itself, the accompanying Android app and on social media too.

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