inside-outside

Inside Outside

Last week I was listening to fellow mindfulness practitioners on Fay’s Wonder of the Everyday course. It was interesting to hear that many people found it easier to be mindful in their everyday life when they were outdoors. I wondered if I felt this too. So this week I considered this and noticed immediately that…

Stay - Pema Chödrön

Stay – Pema Chödrön

Stay…stay…just stay. So whenever we wander off, we gently encourage ourselves to “stay” and settle down. Are we experiencing restlessness? Stay! Discursive mind? Stay! Aching knees and throbbing back? Stay! What’s for lunch? Stay! What am I doing here? Stay! I can’t stand this another minute! Stay! That is how we cultivate steadfastness. by Pema…

mindful-hygge

Mindful Hygge

The wind is so strong I can’t open the door. When I do manage to force my way out along the very icy passageway that leads to an outbuilding in my garden, I get blown along the path. The wind is that strong. It’s almost impossible to open the door.  I am aware that I…

Training-to-Teach

Training to Teach

February 5th It’s my turn, to lead. Later today. I notice how this thought permeated my whole day, from the moment I woke up. I notice how this thought had a sticky persistence, and its delivery somehow becoming more urgent. I really saw how “what I resist persists”. I didn’t want to be thinking about…