Top Tip #9 - Stop Fighting

Top Tip #9 – Stop Fighting… you’ve already won!

It’s not always easy to maintain your attention in the present moment, there’s a certain momentum to your egoic thinking and it will not go quietly. It will wriggle and struggle, threaten and seduce you; it will reinvent itself and claim ownership of your practice.  Sometimes it will claim small victories and you’ll believe the […]

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 […]

Top Tip #2: Noisy Head – Emergency Rescue

Top Tip #2: Noisy Head – Emergency Rescue

I found this tip really helpful when I first practiced mindfulness. I’d developed enough mindfulness to be conscious of my thoughts and I was generally feeling pretty damn good. But when something triggered my emotional pain, I’d lose it. My peace would be gone and I would often slip back into depression for a little […]