Our world is full of multi-tasking and our minds are constantly thinking of 10 things at once. I remember in college, my roommate looked at me with this funny expression and said, "Lisa, you think too much."
I never forgot that. I think about it often ;-)
Seriously, today, be in the present moment. That's mindfulness. Mindfulness is focusing your awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings and thoughts.
1) Directs your attention to the experience as it unfolds.
2) Trains you to respond skillfully to whatever is happening, good or bad.
3) Improves your thought process, feelings and concerns for others.
4) Helps you perform better, feel calmer and less depressed.
Today, just take one minute and become aware of the things around you.
Stop thinking. Start enjoying the moment. Just for a moment.
Be the dog.