Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

Meditating during stressful times

Last week, I did not create a post, which is a rare occurrence. Writing a blog about meditation, mindfulness and happiness caused quite a stir with me last week as I was having a busy time at work, experienced some amount of poor health and had so many dreams at night that I didn’t feel… Continue reading Meditating during stressful times

Happiness · Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Today I’m reviewing The Joy of Living : Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Eric Swanson. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a revered Tibetan Buddhist master who acquired knowledge in neuroscience, studying alongside leaders in the field. The Joy of Living is curated by Eric Swanson from transcripts by the… Continue reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Happiness · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

Today I’m writing from Ecuador. I have completed the middle leg of a ten day trip, exploring the wonderful nature that Ecuador has to offer. An amazing part of the trip has involved staying at a lovely ecolodge, El Monte, in the Mindo cloud forest region. Entering the lodge was already a lovely adventure, via… Continue reading Mindfulness in Mindo Cloud Forest

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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. Today I explore how the MBSR course helped me, in the context of group learning. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has… 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

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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

Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Triple A: Awareness, Acceptance, Action

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