9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 6. Letting go

Letting Go In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of letting go. Letting go When we practise letting go, we allow both the pleasant and the unpleasant to [...]

By |2018-08-20T13:05:35+00:00August 27th, 2018|letting go, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 mindful attitudes in relationships | 4. Acceptance

Acceptance In Relationships   This series of blog posts focuses on some of my reflections on the nine foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how they relate to interpersonal relationships. This week is an exploration of acceptance. Accepting difference Acceptance is a huge topic and one that is often misunderstood, particularly within relationships. Within relationships [...]

By |2018-07-19T09:23:18+00:00July 17th, 2018|acceptance, attitude, Meditation, Mindfulness, relationships|0 Comments

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

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

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
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