Connection at Christmas (Part 2) | Connecting this Christmas

Connecting this Christmas. Our theme of the month for December is connection. Last year, the ‘Connection at Christmas’ post told the story of my mum and the Liverpool shoebox appeal. Last year my mum, Sandra, and the school where she worked helped to collect 95 shoeboxes filled with goodies to send to children in [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:47:04+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Christmas, connection, festivals, Generosity, kindness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Helen – My mindfulness journey

My mindfulness journey.  I’ve taken a while to decide where to start this story.  Breaking with tradition I’m beginning in the middle when I went along to an introduction to meditation at Newcastle Buddhist Centre in 2001.  I’d just broken up with my partner and had moved back to Tyneside.  I was ready for [...]

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

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