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. Continue reading “Pain is Inevitable – Suffering is Optional” »
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!
Mindfulness is once again, big news! This explanation, via Wikipedia, goes some way for those who are intrigued by all the talk to explaining it’s origins and variations. Read on to learn why unguided mindfulness practise can hurt!
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. Continue reading “Mindful Thoughts on How to Deflect an Insult” »
We can practise Mindfulness to free us from the repetitive thinking that no longer serves us. Continue reading “Free Yourself from Repetitive Thinking” »
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? Continue reading “Finding acceptance, for what is here, right NOW!” »