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A perfect day?

An ordinary day or a perfect day? At 11:15pm on Saturday 21st September I was driving home, I was feeling good and realised that the day that had just been may well have been a perfect day.  I was however also struck by the realisation that from a different perspective, it was an average [...]

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness | Deepening practice | Trust

Trust The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ― Ernest Hemingway Honour your own feelings and intuition without discounting them or writing them off because some authority or some group of people think or say differently. Practice taking responsibility for being yourself and learn to listen [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:53:16+00:00April 5th, 2018|kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The additional benefits of practicing mindfulness with others

Five benefits of practicing mindfulness in a group Mindfulness is often perceived as a solitary act, an unfolding of awareness of our true selves.  Indeed, mindfulness meditation involves dedicating time and space to being a witness to your thoughts, physical sensations and emotions.  There are a plethora of books, recordings and apps available for [...]

By |2018-03-29T13:02:53+00:00March 26th, 2018|Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business benefits of mindfulness at work

Mindfulness at work: The benefits to employers and employees Mindfulness is simply being able to intentionally pay attention to the present moment. Viewing a situation with curiosity and non-judgement while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations can lead to many advantages.  Mindfulness involves specially developed meditation practices and movements, which [...]

By |2018-03-27T09:26:03+00:00March 26th, 2018|business, Mindfulness|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Patience

Patience Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi Remind yourself that there is no need to be impatient with yourself because you find the mind judging all the time or because you are tense or agitated or frightened, or because you have been practicing mindfulness for some time and [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:12+00:00May 23rd, 2017|attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized, wellbeing|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Generosity

Generosity Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” — Simone Weil True generosity also requires non-attachment to outcome. We give freely, without conditions on how gifts are used or whether something is received in return. This sort of giving has nothing to do with I, me or mine – it is free [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:12+00:00May 16th, 2017|attitude, kindness, Meditation, Mindfulness, wellbeing|0 Comments

9 Attitudes of mindfulness | Deepening practice | Gratitude

Gratitude “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle Gratitude is a way to protect your mind from constantly complaining and finding the negative in things. To enjoy the present moment with a sense of reverence and humility. By slowing down and bringing [...]

By |2017-10-12T20:32:13+00:00May 9th, 2017|attitude, Gratitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments