Loving Relationships From A Mindful Perspective

I remember as a child my parents always arguing and not only my parents but also that of my friends parents. It was the "norm" and in due course, whenever my friends and I would enter into relationships they would always seem to proceed in the same manner. As a matter of fact, you read … Continue reading Loving Relationships From A Mindful Perspective

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Don’t Run To The Mountaintop

Don't run away from your pain, your heartache, your very suffering. Don't run away from the mind in all it's tales and stories. Stop running away from your sorrow.  Mountaintops, beautiful retreats, serene lakes, the birdsong in a quiet park. All of these are tempting to run away to but you have been running for … Continue reading Don’t Run To The Mountaintop

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Ten: Creating Small Gaps In The Field Of Time

As I leave the main office I make my way to the lift. I know my destination but I am not there yet. I enjoy this short journey by breathing, feeling and being in the present moment. As I open a door with a key, I listen to the jangle of other keys on the … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Ten: Creating Small Gaps In The Field Of Time

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Nine: Walking With Mindfulness

I can see where I need to go. The building where I work is just ahead but I do not rush. I breathe, I smile, I listen to the sound of the world. The branches on trees rustle in the wind, cars zoom past on their way to some unknown destination and people are busily … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Nine: Walking With Mindfulness

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Eight: Rush Hour Approaching

My foot touches the brake and the car comes eventually to a standstill. There is more traffic than normal today. I can see the traffic lights in the distance, about one hundred metres away but there are two lanes that join into one up ahead and it is causing a bottleneck creating the build up … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Eight: Rush Hour Approaching

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Seven: Washing Away The Blues

I close my eyes and gently smile as the warm water falls onto my face. There are no real words to describe the sensations as the heat from the water massages my body. As I clean myself with soap the aroma is also pleasing. I listen to the sound of the water coming out of … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Seven: Washing Away The Blues