mindful-turning-points

Mindful Turning Points

Life is always at some turning point Irwin Edman   I have been reflecting on turning points. Those subtle moments when a shift happens which leads to change.   There was a moment a week or so ago when I looked out the window and I could see a subtle change in the landscape. Something…

Attitude? What Attitude?

Attitude? What Attitude?

Simple family exchanges are where I exercise my Mindfuness practice. Isn’t that just exactly where it’s all happening? Mindfulness has helped me so much with this unravelling which is a truly messy affair and takes a while, well, like forever, and I am deeply committed to that. The more I practice, the more I go…

saying yes

Saying Yes

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ― Lao Tzu   You would think I had learned by now, wouldn’t you?  You would think I had learned how much suffering I cause myself…

MENTAL LOGJAM

Mental Logjam

This week my own challenge is to try to focus. I have an important document to write by next week. And I have this blog to write. I was going to write this blog about the document called “Initial Thoughts” I have to write next week because I thought it might help me galvanise my…

Whats holding you back

What’s holding you back?

TRAINING TO TEACH MINDFULNESS – THE MBLC RETREAT I don’t really want to be a teacher, I said, as I applied for the course. Fear was pulling me back, but something stronger was pulling me – compassion to share all this with others. Facing fears in the MBLC Teaching retreat, accepting, meeting and looking deeply…

having-a-meltdown

Having a Meltdown

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all!” Rumi   Have you ever experienced one of those overwhelming events in life that can only be described as ‘having a meltdown’?  One of those moments when the computer in your brain turns into Hal from the film…