Phew! The title is enough of a mouthful before we even begin. Being mindful is about learning, or re-learning to be present, aware and living life in the here and now. When we introduce this way into our eating, positive changes are available for us all.
In the daily judgements we pass on ourselves and others, what is it we believe we are defining? I examine why we sometime mistake who we really are – for events from our past!
Many relationship difficulties arise out of us failing to be who we are seen to be, in a given moment. As individuals we can return to be who we really are in any given environment – using a little mindfulness. [Read more…]
I’ve spent many years behind the wheel of one vehicle or another, maybe you have too? When I’m behind the wheel, less so when walking, I catch myself smiling at people and behaviours… or snarling… because I’ve made a snap (mindless) judgement about a person or behaviour. Why is this? [Read more…]
It’s New Year’s Eve 2012, and like many, I find myself musing over the last twelve months. I’m lucky that nowadays I have learned to celebrate with a brief reflection, that which deserves celebration, and just as briefly remind myself of that which I have learned from less pleasant, but no less important and even welcome stuff.
With little doubt, it IS wise to compare providers of services and products in these tough economic times, but is this also true of your place in this world?
I recall being about 14 yrs old. I was at school and whilst moving from one lesson to the next recall thinking “no one else thinks like me, my thoughts are so intense”.
Of course, I was mistaken, but in that moment… and for some considerable time after, I believed I was the only one in the world; it felt really, deep and lonely! [Read more…]
Our imaginations change as we move through our lives… as a child, we were able to experience positive imaginations, fantasising about who we were, what we could do… the possibilities appeared endless. We know we also had less helpful, though ‘normal’ thoughts leaving us frightened! [Read more…]
“Philip” gets up every morning determined to do all the things he promised himself he’d do yesterday and ends most days frustrated and fed up because he’s not making any progress. Phil’s wife has a stressful job and sometimes needs a lot of support; their one year old son is just like most babies and, rewarding though it is, takes a lot of time and energy. [Read more…]
What would I be afraid of if I didn’t have a past? Very little, in reality!
Because living in this moment, aware of that which is present – in the here and now, and which you can see, taste, smell, hear and touch, the past can be left where it belongs, along with the often inappropriate re-actions to this moment’s events. [Read more…]