Mindfulness through Mindlessness – By Kishan Takahashi

When I received the title of this following article, I was on my journey from Wales to England to see a dear 99-year-old lady who has been a patient of mine for many years. I was travelling with her Niece who enquired about what I was reading. I explained that the title of my next article was ‘mindlessness’. As I had only glanced at the email on my phone, what I later realised was that the title was actually ‘mindfulness’! Nevertheless, we went about our journey discussing mindlessness, and how it impacts on us as individuals and as a society.

So, perhaps an unorthodox approach, I plan on discussing mindfulness through exploring its polar opposite, mindlessness first.
Sometimes we all make decisions without really thinking about them. We live in a fast world, where just doing and making reactive decisions is what we have become accustomed to. These decisions can be based on fear, stress or anxiety. Do we care what others think? Could it be that this has become an easier way to fit into todays society? Surely it’s easier to go about your life without having to think too much about it, just going with the flow. Right? Certainly, when you are in your comfort zone, too anxious to rock the boat with change!
As I sit in this coffee shop writing, I see a family of four. Two parents and two children less than eight years of age. Sadly, all are engrossed in their mobile phones, heads down, literally together, but metaphorically worlds apart. Is this what the world has become? Is this mindlessness? Sure, a coffee shop is the perfect opportunity to take a break and relax. But it is also the perfect opportunity to talk, express and interact with one another. The value of engaging with our children is diluted these days; to watch them smile and expressing their emotions seems to pass by undetected. Instead we divert attention through distraction with technology.
As a parent myself, who spent time with his children growing up, I can say that those times pass by too quickly, undetected and dismissed. When we look back, we feel our heart strings tugging at the fact we never stopped, looked, shared, cared, and most importantly communicated. Unfortunately that time for me, has departed, and will never return. But, it would be nice to never have to ask our children these questions as many of us so often do:
“have you’ve grown over night?”
“when did your arms get so big?”
“your voice has changed?”
“how long have you had hair on your chin?”
“you have a tattoo / piercing?”
“you have blue hair now?”
“how long have you been taking drugs?”
“how much are you in debt?”
“why didn’t you ask for help?”
“I thought he/she was a good boyfriend/girlfriend and that you were happy. I didn’t know he/she was like that”
We are lucky to live a healthy average of 70 years. I say healthy because although life expectancy is increasing, I see more people coming into hospital carrying bigger suitcases full of their prescriptions, who will all be added to the statistics. Time is so precious. When we ask others “are you okay?” do we actually mean it? More so, it is used as another way of saying “hi” in the form of a greeting, a simple way of connecting that means little of what is initially asked. Should we be more mindful of what we ask? What if the person responds “no” and goes on to release the truth about how they are in fact not okay. Are we ready for that? Most probably just say “yes” to avoid the social disease of emotion. With modern advancements in online shopping and contactless payment in retailers, there is less and less need to stand in a queue. Although most probably don’t appreciate standing in a queue, I remember talking, laughing, and interacting with others in queues, and sometimes even making friends.
Social interaction is good for people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for progress, forward thinking and change, but not at the expense of my humanity.
I’ve made it part of my daily routine to take ‘time-out’ to breathe, and reconnect with those parts of me I suppress. For me, mindfulness is having the ability to just ‘be’, without having to think about anything material. Instead of being an onlooker, become part of it. ‘In the moment’ so to speak. Reconnect with your ‘I AM’ presence. Don’t be like a robot; doing, wanting, owning, taking and just functioning. It is in embracing the ‘now’ moments of the present that feed our soul.

I’ve worked in an NHS hospital for 20 years, although it is an abnormal working environment with emotional pressures and stress, it is ever more important to remain mindful of my

by Kishan

by Kishan

surroundings, emotions and feelings as well as others’ feelings. Being sensitive to my surroundings has been an advantage in my caring path. This is why I’m frequently told that I’m able to see what most don’t acknowledge. Mindfulness allows me to see the beautiful and positive signs hidden around us. For example, the image to the right is a photograph I captured in the sluice room when I was busy at work. I see a heart shape formed by the crease in the bin bags. I could feel my heart area open as I looked at it. This helped me connect with myself at a very busy time.

I also aim to be mindful when interacting with others. When people spend so much time and effort on their appearance, it’s lovely to see their faces light up when you pass a positive, uplifting complement. They are just amazed and happy when you actually take time to notice. I take the little time it takes, just to notice and appreciate the natural beauty around us.
Last week was my final shift in the NHS hospital. At handover, the nurse in charge reminded us all to be ‘mindful’ throughout our shift. I welcomed the synchronicity of it all. I had the opportunity to say thank you, goodbye and wish well those I have worked with over the last 20 years. I appreciate the friendships and work family I was part of. It was the end of an era for me, and a new door opening the next day (literally, the next day!) So yes, I was mindful throughout my last shift with myself, my colleagues and my patients. I achieved this through appreciating the feeling of just being. Sensing what is wrong and be able to help those in need. Empathising with those in need of help, support, or just someone to listen. Helping those insecure, elderly and afraid of loosing their independence, which is everything to them, who are often admitted into hospital full of fears and anxiety anticipating what the outcome will be.
How grateful and fortunate I am.

About author

This article was written by Kishan Takahashi

I have been a Healer for over 20 years, people have come to the City of Newport in South Wales UK with all manner of illnesses to see me, patients include; Therapists, Healers, Mediums, Drs, Surgeons, Professors, Politicians and Religious leaders many from all over the world. I am Qualified in Therapies and Treatments such as; Psychic Surgery, Crystal, Spiritual, Reiki Healing, Mediumship and or Homeopathy, One or more may be given when a patient comes for help. I work on the Several Body-system not just the one Physical (Etheric) body. These layers of the body have to be treated, each one being just as important as the next layer. Clearing and taking away the blocks within that field of energy, has to be achieved before we can bring a patient back to the point of homeostasis, fully restoring the vitality and health of the individual. I also work in a hospital part time and during my breaks there staff come from all over the hospital for Healing. Based in a Emergency Department where I work with Nurses, Domestics, Consultants, Pharmacists, Surgeons and even Managers they all ask for help. One day a Consultant said to me "Yes they need to believe in it", after much thought I disagree with that because I've gone back and asked them about how they feel, even after years from even 1 healing. Also I found that with more than 80% of The Healing's I'd done in work most had no idea that they would feel a difference that quick let alone feel anything at all. Luckily I see these people every day and they still can't understand how it is that they are still free of those symptoms they had before the healing? But they did give me Permission/Consent and actually ask me to try and help. Working in a very busy chaotic Emergency Department where they get very little time to believe in, ask or try anything different is a testimonial within its self, if what I did was a placebo or belief system, the odds of it working there would be quite slim- don't you think? I counted an average of 80 healings a month, during my break time on staff with; Chronic Back pain, Stiff necks, Knee pain, Exhaustion, Inflammation, Period pains, Migraines, Headaches, Old injuries, Ganglions, Heal and feet problems, Palpitations and Anxiety. Emotional traumatic upsets, Bullying, Depression, Shortness-of-breath during chest infections. All of the above which has been helped in most staff members. Duration of the Healing's varies since it can takes minutes. This is when I realised I was working with the Angelic Realm The longest Healing I've done over the last few years on my colleagues was 6 min. And the fastest was 20 sec! The 20 sec healing was on a friend I work with and I wiped, cleaned and balanced the 2nd Auric Body (The Emotional Auric Body). When I asked her what she felt during the healing she explained - "It was like I was thrown outside my front door in the cold winter day with no cloths on, suddenly quite cold, then I came back into the warm house, but it was all a good feeling". Not everyone can be helped, however if a patient is chronically ill and has suffered most of their life. And have tried most other orthodox, allopathic treatments, then a better quality of life is possible. Kishan Takahashi Homeopathic Consultant, Psychic Surgeon and Reiki Grand Master. South Wales UK


Comments (7)
  1. melanie says - Posted: September 1, 2015

    Great article!!. I couldn’t agree more I work with the public.I constantly see people on phones you speak to people an there minds are else where. Then they wonder why they can’t remember things. I also sat in a coffee shop recently an noticed a dad with two young children an not a word passed between them. So very sad. I’m constantly telling people to be in the present moment!!
    Thankyou kishan

  2. Linda Lang says - Posted: September 1, 2015

    Excellent article Kishan. I often think that people are missing so much of their lives stuck in their phones or online constantly. I wonder what they will think when they get to the other side…

    Connection and communication is so important for your spirit and sense of Being and living. Real connection. Thank you for reminding us to pay attention to the minute details. There are blessings all around us, if we could only see…

  3. Laurie Seymour says - Posted: September 2, 2015

    Wonderfully thought-provoking reminders, Kishan. There is so much to be grateful for if we only pay attention.

    What’s your next adventure?

  4. Holland Haiis says - Posted: September 19, 2015

    Great article Kishan! I think you are in my head as this is what my book Consciously Connecting focuses on. Many of us are living on a diet of disconnect so thank you for bringing us back to connection!

  5. Kishan Takahashi says - Posted: September 19, 2015

    Thank you so much Holland.
    Yes we are disconnected from a reality that gives us a great big part of ourselves back, if only we took the time to breath and connect back to it.
    We are also fortunate to be able to experience all that we can with all senses, even during hardships.
    We are simply lucky to be alive.

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