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 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

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Six: Mindfulness Practice #2, Feeling

You may find this next exercise helpful. It is a wonderful tool to use to bring you back to a place of awareness and more importantly it can help you to stay grounded and being mindful in the present moment. First of all I want you to make sure that you are as comfortable as … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Six: Mindfulness Practice #2, Feeling

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

I feel so grateful for the cereal in my bowl. Thank you I whisper and gently smile. I breathe in slowly and close my eyes with a feeling of happiness and gratitude for the abundance of food that I am so lucky to have access to. As I open my eyes whilst slowly exhaling, it … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions

“Would you like a drink Sarah?” I asked. “Can I have a coffee please?”, my wife replied from the other room. I opened the cupboard and grabbed our favourite mugs that we received as a wedding present, Mr and Mrs mugs. It reminded me of the wedding day. I smile. I sprinkle coffee into the … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions