Mindfulness

Recently, I was reading Zen and the Art of Running when I came across a very interesting topic: Mindfulness. My initial understanding of the word mindfulness was more like combination of awareness and alertness of mind in present state. Though this definition is not incorrect but this word has far greater and deep meaning and its power can change your attitude entirely towards different everyday scenarios.
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Motivation is temporary, discipline is permanent

One thing I have realized over the time is title of this post. I am a firm believer of idea that motivation, no matter how strong and powerful it may feel, will eventually cool down. It can be a new year’s resolution, a sudden surge of energy you felt while you were passing by the gym, a strong will to lose weight when you saw your tummy in the mirror or a new side project idea that kept you awake all night. We face similar scenarios routinely in our daily lives and all these occasions have a common pattern: a sudden powerful will to act, preparation in excitement, few days of quick action and then not so happy ending. At the end we realize we aren’t motivated enough anymore, we give up the change and simply go back to old routine.
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