RELAXED AWARENESS – SIMPLICITY WITHOUT EFFORT. Sam Harris.

It reminds me of that song: Sitting on the dock of the bay by Otis Redding:

Imagine yourself sitting quite relaxed, somewhere quiet, subtlety aware of what is going on but without mental effort. Otis Redding could be singing about a state of mindfulness. It takes repetition and practice to be good at relaxed awareness. It’s not so easy to pause – every little JUNK thought starts suddenly flying through your brain. But I think if we could all waste a bit of time and pause during the day, to take it in, just like Otis sings about, our breath would slow, our muscles would release a notch and our day would get just a little better.

Have you got a song that takes you into a similar state or zone?

This relaxed state is a great way to produce “Happy Hormones” SERATONIN and ENDORPHIN. Let these flood your brain and surge around your entire body. This can suppress the emotional response to pain and is like opening your own drug cabinet to aid your body’s natural healing. So, waste a little time, breathe, and enjoy the moment!

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time