mindful – bearing in mind; attentive to; being aware of and taking into account
construct – an intangible schema; a concrete concept
Mindful Construct – A schema for conceptualizing the world and our reality by being aware of and taking into account our belief systems and assumptions about the world, both subconscious and conscious, so that we may exercise more response ability in our lives and better realize our goals, values, passions, and potentials.
Welcome to Mindful Construct. The writings here focus primarily on the topic of emotional health and practical ways in which we can become more mindful of how we construct our own lives – or how we can be more response able to life.
Life doesn’t happen to us – it happens, and then we have choice in how we respond. I believe that we will expand our choices as we realize the importance of staying connected to our feelings and working with them instead of against them. Feelings are merely thoughts that contain evaluative meaning which are entwined with beliefs and subconscious patterns – integral parts of ourselves – and if we choose to listen to our feelings, we can learn more about who we truly are and who we want to be.
No matter what happens in life, we always have the choice to mobilize ourselves and frame or reframe our situation so that we can grow from it and build a better future. It takes time, courage, patience, and brutal honesty, but it is possible. It is possible to create a mindful construct in many, many different ways, of which we will explore through the writings here.