When we start living in our “minds” instead of our lives because of buzzy-ness, we judge our inner world as good or bad, right or wrong… We then start to avoid spending quiet leisure time on our own because the sense of emptiness may be so intense that it is just too painful to be in our own company. But, as spending quiet time is one of the most important ways (aside from physical exercise and connection with others) to deal with stress – according to the Centre for Studies on Human Stress – we might as well learn how to do that. It is good to keep in mind that we are bigger than our emotions and thoughts.
The groundedness you need is not in the space around you, but in the space within you. Start just there. That is where love, wisdom, grace, and compassion reside.What will keep you going throughout is to lean in often with open honesty about your difficult experience, but lightly…and to acknowledge your experience with grace and kindness for yourself.
By Madeleine Eames www.mindfullivingnow.com Have you ever woken up wondering where you have been all your life? Or at least for the last day, week or even the last 20 years? We often don’t remember parts of our lives simply because we actually weren’t there. I live in a beautiful part of the world surrounded […]
by Madeleine Eames Have you ever woken up wondering where you have been all your life? Or at least for the last day, week or even the last 20 years? We often don’t remember parts of our lives simply because we actually weren’t there. I live in a beautiful part of the world surrounded by […]
“ It can be one of the ugliest emotions. It can ruin any situation. If it lurks deep inside and curdles, it can make us sick. It also has awesome power.“ – Barry Boyce (Mindful Special Edition, 2018) I recently saw a precious clip on YouTube called “Just Breathe” by Julie and Josh Salzman (Mindful […]
I was not prepared for the profound life changing impact that mindfulness will have on my life. I became interested in mindfulness almost by accident, but just knew that this was something that I needed to explore. It resonated with me so fiercely that I could not ignore my desire to learn more. I read, […]
“Givens can be embraced with an unconditional yes to that which is, without subjective protests, an acceptance of the conditions of existence… acceptance of my own nature as I happen to be.” – Carl Jung In our daily busy lives we regularly need to step back and become aware of our inner and outer experiences. […]
We all feel lonely sometimes – whether we are actually alone, or with other people. I remember presenting a case study during my Masters in Psychology, about my therapy with a young teenager with Tourette Syndrome. As part of strengthening her social skills, I taught her the technique of “How to meet, greet and keep […]
The essence of Competing optimally is described by Professor Justus Potgieter in his book about mental toughness is golf- and although he did not plan it so, he also describes how to be mindful: Compete in the Here and Now Your mind can be in one of three places at a particular time: the future, […]