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Be Kind to Yourself

Today is my grandson’s birthday. He is 6.  This is the first birthday I haven’t been with him.  Usually I stay at their house overnight and surprise him in the morning when he wakes up.  I’m usually helping out at his party. A photo on Facebook reminds me of the joy we felt at his…

Reconciling Differences

Reconciling Differences

I am struck by contrast in my life at the moment.   On a day to day basis, I experience a peaceful, retreat like existence. I practice and teach sessions of meditation; mindfulness, compassion and insight. I walk the dogs by the river in this beautiful isolated valley. I work at my computer contributing to…

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Careful What You Wish For

I was looking through some notes on intention and motivation this morning and I came across some notes from doing a Charlie Morley golden shadow exercise from his book ‘Dreaming Through Darkness’. The golden shadow is made up of our good qualities and best aspirations, which often we are not able to admit to ourselves.…

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Reflecting on Mindful Connections

Connections. Yes, I want to share my reflections on remembering all the Mindfulness Association connections and relationships that sustain and nourish me. I’ve also written a wee poem about my experience of creating new connections and relationships whilst facilitating a mindfulness Exhibition Stall in the Scottish Parliament in January 2020.   Maybe like me, you…

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Introduction to Compassion – Online Course

Introduction to Compassion – Online Course We are delighted to offer a ten-week online compassion course, which enables participants to develop their mindfulness practice by training in compassion. The course includes: Videoed teachings by Rob Nairn, Choden, Heather Regan-Addis and Alan Hughes; Daily formal compassion practice audio; Guidelines for daily life compassion practice; A free 6…

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All in the mind

As I practice mindfulness, compassion and insight meditation more and more I recognise more and more how I create my own reality. If I wake up with the expectation that the day should be one way and it turns out a different way, I can easily create a reality that is unpleasant for me and…