What are Mindful Moments?

What are Mindful Moments?

For me, a mindful moment is that moment when I take a breath while also becoming aware of whatever is at the edge of my awareness.

I observe. I give attention. I let whatever is just at the surface bubble up.

I pay attention to my mind and also my body.

I notice how I feel and where I feel and if I feel at all.

Am I tense? Excited? Withdrawn? Peaceful? Closing down? Opening?

I do not judge or criticize. I do not immediately push myself toward whatever is not there — what I think “should” be there.

I notice what doesn’t feel like it serves me any more.

I see if I can notice a habit or belief that is outdated.

I notice if I am repeating old stories about me that aren’t me any longer.

This is an approach that has taken me quite a bit to be able to do because the critical voice inside my head was quite bossy and insistent that I was wrong, no good, hopeless.

Mindful Moments have become quite important to me because this is where I have found the authentic voice of my body, mind, heart, and soul.

By finding this moment, I avoid reacting thoughtlessly, perhaps in anger, perhaps with blame, perhaps with mindless rebuke.

Instead I find the opportunity to respond — mindfully, thoughtfully, with kindness, compassion, and awareness.

It is in a mindful moment that I usually write.

I let whatever it is bubble up and out it comes and flows from pen to paper without much interference on my part.

My logical mind takes a step back and leaves the stage open to my heart, to my spirit, to my soul.

This allows the words to come up from the integration of all of who I am and can become.

The process and that which is created in the process flows from a deep resonance that sounds like to me that my entire being is singing.

The words flow like a song to paper.

For me this moment is a type of meditation, an expression of mindfulness that transports me to a place of joy and of peace.

In this section of my website, I have the articles that came from the creation of a mindful moment.

I hope you find resonance which helps you step into your own mindful moment.

Here my current articles about Mindful Moments:

Hesitation of Capacity by Cheryl Marlene

Hesitation of Capacity

Hesitation of Capacity isn’t about fear of failure — rather self-doubt over personal ability to deal with the unknown. Recently I have been thinking about failure. What it takes to fail — or at least feel like you are going to fail? I realize my hesitation isn’t really about failure. My hesitation is over capacity. …

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What are Mindful Moments? by Cheryl Marlene

What are Mindful Moments?

What are Mindful Moments? For me, a mindful moment is that moment when I take a breath while also becoming aware of whatever is at the edge of my awareness. I observe. I give attention. I let whatever is just at the surface bubble up. I pay attention to my mind and also my body. …

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Commitment to Connection by Cheryl Marlene

Commitment to Connection

So, hmmm …. this has been a helluva emotional day for me and in my awareness has been a focus on a commitment to connection. This morning, sitting side by side, my daughter and I watched the first woman be sworn in as Vice-President of the United States. We watched the wonder of Amy K, …

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The Certainty of the Unexpected by Cheryl Marlene

The Certainty of the Unexpected

Every day we all face the unknown. Life comes in how we respond. Because of 2020, my “normal” is the unexpected.
Assist versus Help by Cheryl Marlene

Don’t Help Instead Assist

Here’s a question for you: What’s the difference between assisting someone and helping someone? I’ve been thinking on this a bit and here’s what I’ve come up with. Help: I’m doing something for someone that I think they need: Assist: I’m doing something for someone because I was asked by that someone. In other words, …

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They Gather Me Up by Cheryl Marlene

They Gather Me Up

They gather me upThese treesThey gather me upTo mend my woundsAnd restore the depth of my soulTo the balance of me. They gather me upRoots and branchesTops and tipsBending to match the heightOf my heart in their presence. They gather meAs a prayer to the windAnd absolution to the soilAnd the moments of GraceWhich I …

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Resistance as Course Correction by Cheryl Marlene

Resistance as Course Correction

Today I have been thinking about how resistance is course correction. When I ran into resistance, I used to think I had done something wrong. That I had missed the turn. That if I had been paying better attention I would have gotten it “right.” Resistance felt like failure. However, thinking of resistance as course …

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I Am a Work in Progress by Cheryl Marlene

I Am a Work in Progress

I am a Work in Progress explores the process of the inner landscape and how one can step through the ups and downs of personal growth. Today I feel myself dealing with my sense of status quo, what’s “normal” or “average” and feeling like I don’t want to be bound by any of it. Nothing …

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My Body is the Beauty of Experience by Cheryl Marlene

My Body is the Beauty of Experience

I had a major epiphany last night. The kind of major awareness that caught my breath as tears rolled down my face. A moment where all else froze and I literally felt a huge shift within me, gears rotating into place, thoughts lining up, the unneeded quickly ushered out of my heart’s door, the wisdom …

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The Up Choice at the Crossroads by Cheryl Marlene

The Up Choice at the Crossroads

At a crossroads, choice seems apparent: left, right, straight. Sometimes life is that clear-cut. At the crossroads, feel into your truth, choose, and allow your life to move on. However, there are moments where no matter the logic of the moment nor the feeling in your gut, nothing helps you discern your truthful choice. The …

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Cheryl Marlene, Akashic Mystic, is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She is the world’s authority on the Akashic Records and consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through readings, research, and Akashic Future for futuristic business leaders. Student learn to access the Akashic Records through ZENITH, her comprehensive four-level learning program, and her signature classic, Akashic Records Masterclass. In the field of consciousness, she is known as a futurist, innovator, and master teacher who delivers life-changing lessons with warmth and humor. Her powerful exploration is cutting edge -- providing you with deep insight today to ignite your vision for tomorrow.