Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Wisdom

Since as long as I can remember, I have always sought to be wiser, with a desire to learn and widen my awareness; to understand the basis of all things. Being a seeker of wisdom was trying as I had long believed that to develop wisdom, you needed to actively live a truthful life. It… Continue reading Mindfulness and Wisdom

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

This week, I completed an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] course. For me, this marked a milestone in my mindfulness and meditation journey through the camaraderie of my fellow classmates. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has at times seemed lonely. An MBSR course allowed me to listen to others’ experiences and… Continue reading Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

Lifestyle · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

My Body, My Temple

These past few weeks I have been engaging more with the feelings and sensations of my own body through mindful movement. It is interesting moving mindfully. What usually can seem like a normal step during a walk suddenly becomes an entire experience, with an open awareness of how each muscle in the foot expands and… Continue reading My Body, My Temple

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Silencing the Inner Storm

Life has been pretty chaotic lately and I couldn’t help but thinking about a saying that goes along the lines of, ‘You should meditate for at least 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy…then you should meditate for an hour’. I felt so full of work and other stresses that it came as a… Continue reading Silencing the Inner Storm

Mindfulness

Being Patient In The Face of Impatience

Impatience. That niggling feeling that just seems to continuously nag until you feel it rise and take you away in its wave of wanting a situation, feeling, or both to simply change. To be something else. To be what it currently is not. It can be extremely difficult to be patient in the face of… Continue reading Being Patient In The Face of Impatience

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Dark Side of Mindfulness

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

Lifestyle · Mindfulness

The Phone Ban Take 2: Spending A Day Without A Phone

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