Mindfulness begins in moments of slowing down, going against the programming of the body, and with the flow of the universe. What runs you? Your heart or a subconscious body program? My body program runs ADHD, CPTSD, OCD and a lot of other capitol letters which stand for trauma and its effects. It wants my body and mind to go go go, and constantly be distracted from the stillness which allows my heart to dream. It's afraid of stillness, because it was taught to be. Because my heart is the portal to my greatness, to myself, to my awareness- consciousness. It's the portal to my connection with the Divine. Those letters only exist within my body. My body is a incredibly intricate system which works like a computer, and it runs the chemicals, thoughts and programs downloaded into it. These programs happened long before I was in control of my experience. But when I slow down and ask my heart what it wants, I escape the downloads. They're still there, running in the background but my awareness is here in the moment, peacefully present and focused on my truth. It takes moments to realign ourselves with our heart. Anything getting in the way of that is really just an excuse (I make them too) (The program is strong with this one. *insert nerd laugh here*) ... And excuses really only are our ways of cheating ourselves. Take some deep breaths today, ask your heart what it wants, the answer isn't even as important as the question. So don't focus on the answer, focus on the asking. You deserve more than the download. You deserve life, and life flows from the heart.