A MindFULL Life
by Robin L. Silverman
Is your mind full? Mine is. I
realize that when most people use the term “mindfulness”
they define it as being fully and undistractedly in the
present moment. But I think of it somewhat differently.
To me, “mindfulness” is the ability to live
fullistically(TM)—that is, to see the connection between
your thoughts, your feelings and the experiences you’re
Let me give you an example. My friend Harriet is known
as “The Angel Lady.” She loves to send care packages to
people she knows who are struggling with disease or
other issues. But Harriet is an older woman living on a
fixed income, and some months are easier than others to
do this loving chore.
One day, she was talking with a friend about this, and
the friend said, “It’s terrible to get old and have to
live on a limited income, isn’t it?” Harriet disagreed.
“Oh, God knows that I love to do this, and somehow, it
always works out.”
The next day, she got a letter from a law firm she
didn’t recognize. When she opened it, she learned that a
distant relative had died. He mentioned her in his will:
inside the envelope was a check for $2,000.
Some people might call this “the law of attraction.” But
I don’t. For quantum physicists have discovered that we
live in a zero-point field of pure potential, and when
we fix our focus and don’t doubt or resist, we don’t
attract—we create. So you could say that Harriet created
both the $2,000 check and the situation of living on a
limited income through her beliefs and focus.
If you’re still wondering how this happens, here’s a
little science. In spite of what the scale tells us, our
bodies are not solid. They’re simply a collection of
energy, held together by thought. If you take any
so-called “solid” object and break it down into its
smallest sub-atomic particles, you’ll discover that at
some point, the particles seem to disappear, including
as our bodies. The particles do leave trails, however,
which change either position or momentum whenever they
are observed. This is known as the Heisenberg
Uncertainty Principle, and what it basically means is
that you never know what energy is going to do. Energy
actually cannot ever be created or destroyed: it just
changes form. And it does so according to the forces
acting upon it, including—and most especially—human
thought and emotion.
There are numerous science experiments that prove this,
including one where a subject’s DNA was taken by
swabbing his mouth. The DNA was then moved to a spot 350
miles away, and the subject was shown pictures that
evoked emotions like happiness, sadness, anger and
sympathy. At the exact moment that the subject’s emotion
changed, so did the DNA, even though there was no
physical connection between them. This same principle is
what drives the positive effect of intercessory prayer
chains—people send unconditional love, and the
recipient’s body responds to it according to its owner’s
belief system and soul needs. Often, the pray-ers find
that they, too, enjoy improved health and/or wellbeing.
So the idea that anything can be “out there” and
attracted can really be expanded to the concept that
energy—packaged in either human or some other form—is
constantly changing according to the forces working on
it. Living mindfully is not just noticing the details of
your present circumstances. It’s bigger than that.
Instead of asking questions like, “What is this?” or
“How did I get this?” you can live mind-fully and say,
“I created this.”
Creating something is very different than thinking it
was already created by something or someone else. If you
create something, it comes through you, not to you. And
if it comes through you, then it’s a reflection of who
and what you are. Then it’s more correct to say, “I am
this.” Often, teachers of enlightenment will suggest
that we simply walk around, experiencing everything in
our world and saying, “I am this.” Eventually, they
suggest, we fall deeply in love with what we have
created, and the boundaries between us dissolve,
creating the experience of oneness.
Most people who teach mindfulness want to slow down the
mind. To me, it doesn’t matter if it is fast or slow. It
just is, and whatever is, creates. Accepting that can
come as a huge relief to people who have struggled with
the traditional definition of mindfulness or find it
difficult to do. Even if your mind is fast, you can
relax and enjoy the myriad of things it has created
through you as an individual and as part of the greater
collective mind that contains us all.
So even though my mind often acts like an unruly toddler
that seems hell-bent on getting into trouble, I love
knowing that it is simply an instrument that I can use
to play any kind of vibrational song I want. And when I
get tired of doing that, I also know that the greater
mind of which I am a part can take over, and that can be
equally, if not more enjoyable. I am deeply grateful for
the mind-FULL-ness that makes life both predictable and
© Copyright Robin L. Silverman. All Rights Reserved.
Robin L. Silverman is a frequent contributor to SoulfulLiving.com. She is the author of “The Ten Gifts: Find the Personal Peace You’ve Always Wanted from the Ten Gifts You’ve Always Had.” She is currently making more changes in her life, and getting a degree in Change Leadership with a specialty in Energetics, the science of using the human biofield to make changes more easily.
She’s currently enjoying the blog
of The Energy Lady at dearenergylady.blogspot.com.
You can email her at email@example.com.
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