all-you-need-is-love

All You Need is Love!

A while ago, after listening to an audible book (How Things Exist – which I have to say blew my mind) on a long journey, I set myself a challenge to be as mindful as possible in my daily life and to try to be kind to others no matter what is happening and how…

mindfulness-of-colour

Mindfulness of Colour

“Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” ― Khalil Gibran There was the most beautiful sunset at the weekend.  I became aware that it had triggered something deep inside. Sometimes I am curious as to where my mindful practice takes me. And here I…

it's-just-a-mug!

It’s Just a Mug!

“A man’s Self is the sum total of all that he can call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house.” William James   During one of the daily sits recently, I invited participants to bring to mind something that makes them smile. As I was guiding I…

gut feeling

Gut Feeling

“Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them” – Shakti Gawain In our mindfulness courses we have two practices which focus on sensation in the body. One of these is the infamous body scan and the other, mindful movement. As we progress through to the compassion training,…

On Tenderness

On Tenderness

The word tenderness is the closest translation to the Tibetan word TSEWA. Tsewa addresses self and others. Pema Chodron says it expresses itself as kindness, compassion, vicarious joy, generosity, tolerance, mental clarity, courage, resilience, unshakable cheerfulness and in many other internal ways. Tsewa is about expressing and experiencing our own tender hearts. This week I…

mindful-procrastination

Mindful Procrastination

“While we waste our time hesitating and postponing, life is slipping away.” Seneca (Roman Philosopher) This is one of those occasions when I spend a few hours thinking about what to write in my blog. In fact, I have been procrastinating. Every time I have sat down in front of my computer, I think of…