This Christian mindfulness exercise is a simple way to slow down a day. Just breathe and welcome God’s presence every time you enter a new room.
As we know, Christian mindfulness is enjoying the presence of God in the present. When we are approaching a new room, our minds are hurrying ahead to the future, thinking about what we are going to do in that room.
This exercise keeps us grounded in the very present moment, as we move toward the door toward the task. As you approach the door:
- Feel the bottom of your feet on the floor. If you have to open a door, feel your hand on the doorknob.
- Take a breath.
- Invite God to go with you into the room.
One breath is fine. No one will even notice.
You can use the Jesus Prayer or any other short prayer that you use often in practice. You can just say “Jesus” or “Come Holy Spirit.”
Bring the presence of Jesus into the present. It’s the best way to feel the day.