My First Blog Post

Weekly Challenge Last week Jacky wrote a beautiful description of her mindful January weekend in nature and asked you to share yours…. Those moments in nature are amazing…. That freeing smile and laugh as you walk around the corner to be greeted by the day’s sunset. That breeze that captures you and blows you out…

reflections on insight

Reflections on Insight

Within the last month I’ve had the pleasure of teaching on two “Insight” courses with Heather Regan-Addis and Choden, both at Samye Ling.  These have been as part of the second year of the Aberdeen University MSc in Mindfulness, and the non-academic “Level 3: Seeing Deeply course”, the second of which was run as a…

A Mindful Wish..

Following on from our blog Be Mindful of the Extraordinary, one of our members responded to the Weekly Challenge and contributed this blog. A Mindful Wish “WELL THE PHONE RANG JUST TOO OFTEN as I curled up for some me time, exhausted after decoration and getting the flat back to ‘normal’: moving bags, books, pictures…

Adventures of mindfulness in the emergency services and armed forces: Bill Paterson

In the twenty years that I have studied and followed politics, I would never have believed that I would hear the following in the UK House of Commons. “Mindfulness brought me back from the brink of death”, “Mindfulness becomes kindfulness”, “power and wisdom needs compassion”, “compassion is more powerful than bullets” or “curiosity and kindness…

What Else?

What Else? Inspired by Kristine’s blog on the Mindfulness Associations website today I decided to take a different approach to a virus that had taken over my body, turning it into a body I didn’t easily recognise. This body… usually has strength and stamina and these past days has been listless, tired. I watch myself…