The Mindful Bunch

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At the Now Project we want to build a mindful community and thanks to some of the amazing guests that have attended our retreats and classes and the team, this is happening. Some of our guests set up a closed Facebook group, The Mindful Bunch, for people who’ve been on our retreats to give people […]

What is Real Right Now?

What is Real Right Now?

The other day I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by things – my feelings, my chattering mind and my perception of the world around me. It’s at these times that my general wellbeing can be balanced on a knife edge; either I will fall deeper into the chatter of my mind and get horribly lost or my […]

Top Tip #8 Be a Non Believer

Top Tip #8 – Be a Non Believer

Be a non-believer. Don’t believe me. Don’t believe anyone, and most importantly of all, never ever believe yourself. Beliefs are for fools you see. They are constructions of the ego and simply a product of your conditioning. Most of them aren’t even your own beliefs, they were programmed by your culture your background, your parents, the […]

Top Tip # 7 Practice doing nothing

Top Tip #7 – Practice Doing Nothing

Here’s a challenge for you.  Can you sit and do nothing?  It’s more of a challenge than you may think, go on try it. Maybe start with 10 minutes and build up, my record is 4 hours, but that has taken years of dedicated training in doing nothing! Instead of doing, try being instead for […]

Top Tip 6 - Mindful Walking

Top Tip #6 – Mindful Walking

When you are walking, be on the step you are on. Forget the idea that you are going anywhere at all. You may be on your way to somewhere, but that somewhere is still just a future thought. There is nowhere to go really, in truth you have already arrived!   You’ll never get to […]

Top Tip #5 - Give up being master of the universe

Top Tip #5 – Give up being Master of the Universe

Mindfulness is paying full attention to “what is” in this present moment and learning to embrace whatever arises and offering no resistance to the truth of this moment.  That is not so say you can’t take action to change “what is”,  if your hand is on fire, put it out, don’t waste energy resisting the […]

delight in the mundane

Top Tip #4 – Delight in the Mundane

The whole essence of mindfulness is to be fully where you are, and to be here comfortably in the present moment without any desire to be anywhere else. Once we realise that nothing other than now exists, it makes perfect sense to be here, fully engaged in reality rather than away in our heads, lost […]

Top Tip #3 Give Up Waiting

Top Tip #3: Give Up Waiting

Give up waiting. Remember that now is all there is. What are you waiting for? Realise that you have already arrived and that the journey its self, is the destination. So if you find yourself waiting in a queue let’s say, don’t look to the front of the queue as the solution, because in truth […]

The Angry Head Monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Angry Monster

You need to watch out for this one, you REALLY must, because the angry head monster is a really nasty one. It’s responsible for so much suffering in the world and along with is close cousin the hate monster, it’s the cause of wars and conflicts everywhere. Every conflict begins with an angry thought which […]

be mindful of the worry monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Worry Monster

Do you have monsters living in your head? Come on own up, we’ve all got them. We’ve all got monsters living in our head and unless you practice mindfulness, there really is no escape! Head monsters come in many shapes and sizes, they lurk in the shadows of your mind and they creep up on […]