After mowing the lawn today, I think back and realize that I wasn’t present at all while doing this mundane task. One lesson i’ve learnt is that the only thing we truly have in life is the present moment, that’s why savoring it is so important. Here’s a few ways to stay present while mowing the lawn.
Mindfulness seems to be a hard task for beginners. Our minds are continuously jumping around from thought to thought, from the past to the future. It seems unnatural and uncomfortable in modern society to live in the moment. It isn’t mainstream(yet!). It’s always more comfortable for us to follow the crowd then to stand out and go against the grain. That’s why one man, Thich Nhat Hanh, created an idea called “A day of Mindfulness”.