Thank you all for another fantastic retreat. Thank you for all the lovely emails and comments, we must be doing something right. It was wonderful to welcome so many new faces to our Mindful Family and a real joy to see so many old family coming back year after year. Maybe we should start doing […]
Sometimes I am asked “are your classes accredited?” or “are you qualified to teach mindfulness?” to which I reply – “Most definitely not!”.
While writing this I’m laying down with a bad back. I’ve now been off work for a week which years ago would have been a massive problem for me, my mind would have told me ‘you can’t be off work you’re too busy, you’ve got bills to pay etc’.
Thank you everyone who came on our first retreat of the summer. What an amazing weekend. You are a great bunch and it was an absolute joy to have you. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful mindfulness practitioners and teachers who made the weekend such a success, what a team. […]
This breathing meditation is one of the most simple but also one of the most useful mindfulness meditation exercises that you can do. It teaches you how to observe and to let go of thoughts and is great training for keeping your attention in the present moment. If you were to download this 10 minute […]
You can’t understand meditation because meditation is nothing to do with understanding. Understanding is something completely different, it has a place, but it is not meditation.
If you only got into Mindfulness because you had tried everything else and were desperate to find relief from your mental suffering, to escape some neurosis, or you simply wanted to quieten your mind so that you could get the edge in a competitive world, then you need to understand one thing now. Before you […]
Sometimes people get quite upset when I explore this in my my talks, but long ago I decided to continue, if I upset you then so be it. I have a responsibility to tell you just the same.
As human beings we are blessed with the ability to feel a whole array of emotions but yet we are programmed to flee from the very blessing that makes us human.
We are programmed to strive and chase, to try and ‘take control’, to achieve more, to constantly try and be someone ‘better’. It’s a tiring and impossible task don’t you think!