“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  

John 1:1-5— NIV

It’s time for another installment of Mindful Moments— Beyond The To-Do List.

Are you like me? Do you enjoy peace and quiet times of solitude reflecting and meeting with Jesus? John 1:1-5 is my first Scripture memory verse that I’m reflecting on with mindfulness.  

Moments of mindfulness can be a powerful source of encouragement and inner peace. Come along with me as I embark on a journey of reflection, drawing inspiration from the timeless wisdom found in John 1:1-5—NIV. This passage holds profound insights that can guide us towards a deeper understanding of ourselves and our connection to the world around us. Let’s delve into its words, exploring their application in our lives and engaging in thoughtful discussion along the way. 


The passage begins with the words “In the beginning was the Word.” Here, we are reminded of the power of God and His word. It’s important for His words to lie within our thoughts and words. Mindfulness invites us to cultivate awareness of His word and of our inner dialogue, recognizing how it shapes our perception and influences our actions. By paying attention to His word and our thoughts and actions, we can choose to embrace positivity, kindness, and gratitude—becoming one with the creator of our reality. 


As we move forward in this journey of mindfulness, we meet the phrase “and the Word was with God.” Jesus. This speaks to the interconnectedness of the Holy Trinity, and between ourselves and God he is greater than us—a universal uncreated being and divine presence. Mindfulness encourages us to recognize our connection to Him by grounding ourselves in the present moment. Through practices such as reading His word, prayer, meeting with Him, listening to peaceful music, worshiping Him and maybe some deep breathing exercises along the way, we can cultivate a sense of stillness within that allows us to tap into this higher power. 


Continuing on, John 1:3 highlights that “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” I’m always so Awed (with a Capitol A) when I reflect on this verse, I have no words, just Awe. This verse invites us to reflect on Him as our creator and of well— Everything in this world. Mindfulness teaches us to approach each moment with intentionality—to be fully present as we engage with Him and others and contribute positively to society. By embracing mindfulness, we become aware of how every action has an impact on ourselves and those around us, allowing us to align our choices with love and compassion. 


We reach the verse that proclaims “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” Hallelujah! Mindfulness reminds us to seek His light and maybe even reflect it within ourselves and see it in others. By practicing self-compassion and extending kindness to those we meet, we can illuminate the world with our presence. The more we seek Him to nurture this inner light through mindfulness, the more it radiates outwards—touching lives and inspiring positive change. 

All In All 

As we conclude this journey of mindfulness through John 1:1-5—NIV, let us remember that encouragement and inspiration can be found in even the simplest of passages. By embracing mindfulness in our lives and applying its, we unlock a profound sense of peace, purpose, and connection. May these words guide us towards a greater understanding of God, and ourselves and empower us to shine brightly as beacons of love in an often chaotic world. Thanks for coming along with me. 

What Do You Think? 

1. How can you incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine? 

2. What practices or techniques help you connect with your inner wisdom? 

3. How does mindfulness affect your relationships with others? 

4. In what ways can you bring more light into the world through mindful actions? 

5. What Scripture memory verses have you drawn upon recently to mindfully reflect on? 

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  1. I’ve never used scripture for mindfulness but you have certainly inspired me.

    1. Thanks bunches Anne. I’m happy this inspired you. I’m hoping to incorporate more Scripture memory verses into my Mindfulness journey this year.

  2. Thank you for sharing at Gma’sPhoto ge•ner•ic Linkup Party. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you next week!

    1. It’s my pleasure Debbie. I enjoy visiting with friends at your place.

  3. Wonderful truth in these verses in the gospel of John. It is so good to spend time reflecting on the words!

  4. My post last week was all bout living in the moment, which I guess is practising mindfulness. Thanks for joining in with #pocolo

    1. You’re so welcome Suzanne. I enjoy visiting with friends at your place.

  5. John. What a beautiful book to walk into the new year with. Thank you for this reflection, Paula.

    1. Thanks so much and you’re so very welcome Linda.

  6. Paula, great post! I am on a mindfulness journey right now so this is wonderful. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Crazy Little Love Birds link party #20. I appreciate you joining us there.

    1. Thanks so much Steph. I love visiting with friends over at your place.

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