We can think of mindfulness as a practice that brings only calm, happiness and joy. The reality of it, however, can be quite different. Whilst mindfulness does bring a sense of wellbeing to those practicing it, few mention the dark side of mindfulness. I am halfway through an MBSR course to deepen my experience of…… Continue reading The Dark Side of Mindfulness
I wrote a post a few months ago on banning my phone from the bedroom and the positive effects that it had. Last week, I accidentally left my phone at home for a day (shock horror!) and realised the extent to which my life is now ruled by my phone. Upon reaching the station last…… Continue reading The Phone Ban Take 2: Spending A Day Without A Phone
This week, I had a not-so-mindful moment where all I was focused on was catching a train to be in time for a meeting. Unfortunately I tripped and fractured my elbow. Whilst it was a small hairline fracture, it made me very thankful for my body and how well it has been serving me. It…… Continue reading Being Aware And Thankful For Our Bodies
Today I’m writing about the Triple A: my shortform for Awareness, Acceptance and Action. These three elements often interlink and are an important part to a mindful and fulfilling life. In any given situation where an action has resulted, we are to varying degrees aware of our state and situation, then accepting of the situation…… Continue reading The Triple A: Awareness, Acceptance, Action
This morning, I woke up, got ready and left the house to catch the train, only to miss it by 30 seconds. It wouldn’t have been a big deal but living outside of the city meant the next train would be another 40 minutes. I felt angry. I’d woken up early on a Sunday for…… Continue reading What Is Mindfulness Like?: A Diary Recording
Don’t worry my lovely readers, I haven’t gone mad…I really did mean ‘The Art of MindFOLDness’. This week I have been rediscovering my childhood love for origami. During my weekly creative date, I had bought myself some origami paper and decided to try to make some animals. I could only remember how to make a…… Continue reading The Art of MindFOLDness
I have thought of the universe like a giant classroom. In that classroom are many students. The lesson being taught is Life. Many of us may have asked what the point to life is – what is the grand answer to this extensive lesson? We’ve even seen references to it in pop culture like A…… Continue reading The Lessons Of Life: Are You Listening?