This quote, “Pain is Inevitable – Suffering is Optional”, is not easy to attribute to the originator, but some think it may derive from Buddhist traditional philosophy, and it certainly fits, regardless. The quote, and what it can mean, is also one of the most powerful metaphors to be heard and explored in the therapy room. This short post explores for you the reader, some of its potency. [Read more…]
Anyone who suffers with the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) knows how debilitating this condition can be. Read on to learn more about the symptoms, and what has removed IBS from MY life.
Just how much can we reduce the judgements and find acceptance of emotional and physical pain?
Read right through, there’s an important challenge for you to consider!
What is Right Thinking? Right thinking will contain elements of compassion for self and others. It will seek to offer only goodwill, rather than harm.
In being mindful we can choose to see the world and events as they really are. All our cognitions are coloured by everything we have ever been exposed to. We are conditioned as a result. [Read more…]
We can practise Mindfulness to free us from the repetitive thinking that no longer serves us. [Read more…]
Does that idea challenge you?
It doesn’t mean it’s okay if your expectations are not being met. It means more that it is worth asking yourself in ‘that moment’ whether thinking, especially if they are negative thoughts, will change the outcome? [Read more…]