Our walk with God is fulfilling and freeing when we calm the thoughts that bounce around in our minds and focus our hearts on living in communion with the living Christ. Concentration on the living Christ connects us to the essence and presence of God on a moment by moment basis. (The Eternal Now – Embracing the Present Moment)
Mindful Christianity is the practice of unwavering attention upon the character and nature of Christ in our daily lives. In Buddhist meditation, the term “Samadhi” is the focusing of our minds on one thing such as our breathing and describes that discipline as “one-pointedness.” In Mindful Christianity the goal is to have a “one-pointedness” focus upon the presence of Christ in our life.
There is another Buddhist expression “Vipassana” which means to see things as they really are in reality. So an observer when acquiring wisdom insight and understanding of something becomes so caught up in the observation takes on the nature and characteristics of what is observed. In following Christ, the concentration on the true nature of the resurrected Christ transforms our lives into his image and being.
The act of being mindful is to be aware of the things we think about that divert us away from our full attention to the presence of God. We are acutely aware of the thoughts that drift and float about in our minds so we may be mindful to focus our minds moment by moment on the presence of God.
When we concentrate on Christ, just for a few seconds or minutes can calm our hearts and minds with the peace and love of God in our soul. (Calming My Restless Mind) In meditation and in the quiet of our soul we can look deeply into our spirit and life experiences and sense our interconnectedness with God, humanity and everything in the universe. Concentration on the Living Christ frees us to live in the presence of God moment by moment in our daily lives.
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