Let your dreams begin Shanghai!
Well here it is and another dream bites reality with the next episode of “Adventure Towards Mindfulness – Shanghai”. After releasing the first video in Koh Samui, I had an idea to turn this into a series featuring people who have exemplified extraordinary abilities to stay in the present moment.
I have always been fascinated with the ability to avoid distractions by controlling one’s emotions and disciplining the mind. I never knew it was possible until I began attending a Moksha Yoga class in Toronto, Canada. Now I realize that the mind is like a huge muscle that can be disciplined and trained.
Mindfulness is a way of being able to filter out thoughts that contribute to well-being yet acknowledging the thoughts of disappointment, regret, hurt and anger but instead transition the mindset to re-focus on the things that matter the most, which is the ability to be in the present moment. By not focusing on the negative thoughts that result in inefficient results. For example, we are able to strive for more by focusing on the possibilities, the dreams and the visions that we have in front of us. This requires disregarding the thoughts that distract us away from our true potential.
Yoga is one of those sports or activities, which requires the ability to focus more as the poses become more strenuous and the level of difficulty increases. The basic story-line is to feature exceptional people who have overcome great physical abilities to focus on the present moment. What we have now is an ability to channel all that energy into what matters the most.
I am writing the script now and I’ve been fortunate to have been introduced to an amazing yoga instructor in Shanghai, where our next segment will be filmed. I hope that this video series can combine amazing cinematography with amazing choreography as we journey towards mindfulness. Perhaps it may inspire others to dive into the unknown and pursue their dreams.