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Mindfulness and the Metaphysical

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

metaphysics

/mɛtəˈfɪzɪks/

noun

  1. the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space.
  2. “they would regard the question of the initial conditions for the universe as belonging to the realm of metaphysics or religion.”
  • an abstract theory with no basis in reality.
    • “his concept of society as an organic entity is, for market liberals, simply metaphysics.”
Mindfulness and the Metaphysical

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Some people are all science, and others are faith and believing in more. It doesn’t really matter what side of the fence you’re on, no one can deny the beauty and wonder that is to be found from the earth itself. 

Now that we are surrounded by technology 24 hours a day, people are looking for more meaning. They are finding it in simple places like yoga, mindfulness, meditation, crystals, and mantras. Long walks in the woods, reminding us that the world, the universe, is more significant than just us. 

It’s natural to want to further explore all of those paths. When doing yoga, you consider what hot yoga would be like, or traveling to a spiritual ashram in India. When meditating, how long would it be possible if you allowed yourself? 

Mindfulness is recommended for everyone, especially now; paying more attention to what we do and how we do it. Consciously making decisions, and being aware of the outcomes. Being in the moment is a big deal. And while some people believe crystals are no more than pretty rocks, others believe they hold special meanings and even abilities. Citrine for bringing money to you, amethyst for peace, and rose quartz for peace and grounding (& love!). When we know people don’t have our best interests at heart and might want to do us harm in some way, who doesn’t consider finding a protection spells from enemies to get them through it. 

It can be the simple things that really give us feelings we can’t quite describe. When you are standing on the top of a mountain, and you can see the valley below you. You’re surrounded by clouds and the greenest of trees. Or, strolling alongside a babbling brook… it’s impossible not to wonder what more there is. The calming of your spirit when you connect your mind, body, and soul. Those moments feel almost inexplicable. 

During those walks, those peaceful moments. The moments between technology and typical daily or weekly pressure – those moments we roll around to thinking in metaphysical terms. Who are we? What is our purpose? While we know the universe goes on, and on and in fact, there might be multiple universes – what is beyond that? 

When you are sitting, or more preferably laying down, Staring up into the night sky, and watching the stars, that are no longer even there, twinkle and shine. You might notice you aren’t thinking of anything in particular – in fact, of nothing at all. You have found a space where mindfulness and the metaphysical questions have combined to give you that moment of peace. 

•What are your thoughts and feelings on the metaphysical?

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