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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…

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The joy of mindfulness in daily life

“There is no enlightenment outside of daily life” – Thich Nhat Hanh. “Living our life moment by moment allows us to put in our best effort and appreciate how fortunate we are”.  Lama Zangmo   Since writing my previous blog called ‘Contrasts’ just two weeks ago, I have been doing the weekly challenge, which I…

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Mud Glorious Mindful Mud

Not being one who likes to be stuck indoors all day, I ventured out onto the cliffs by the sea, taking a risk that the black cloud pouring its contents into the sea, would continue its journey away from the land. I was wrong.  It seemingly waited patiently, lulling me into a false sense of…

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This being human can be scary

As I reflect on how scary and difficult being human can be, Rumi’s words come into my mind. “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of…