Meditation and mindfulness are often put in the same boat but in reality they are separate.
Meditation is the practice of mindfulness; however, you can live every day without meditation but still be mindful about your life.
Mindfulness is a state of peace one achieves by being able to live in harmony with the mind, body, and soul.
Do you ever walk a few blocks to go home and then end up arriving at your doorstep without any recollection of the last 10 minutes? Your body was walking, while your mind is elsewhere.
Daydreamers… procrastinators… and unenthusiastic people (or unenthusiastic situations) often lead to a lack of mindfulness
But it’s important to be more conscious of what you are doing.
A connection between the thought and the action is important because it allows us to be in the “zone”
Athletes know this. You can’t perform at your best if you don’t have this mindfulness–if you mind is wandering off while you’re trying to run down the court. It’s why Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan both practiced meditation extensively.
The top performers in life, the most successful people I follow, all practice meditation to achieve better mindfulness. A few names include: Bill Gates, Tim Ferriss, and Ray Dalio
I’ve been meditating nearly every day for the past 3 months and I can already see the small subtle benefits. It’s no wonder that people who have been practicing meditation and mindfulness for years are able to succeed in life in every sense of that word.