The Mindful Bunch

Sharing and supporting…

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 […]

Top Ten Mindful Quotes

The Mindful Quote Top Ten!

Join us live every Thursday to listen to Paul’s Mindful Top Ten Quote chart! Get involved by tweeting us @nowprojectnow or texting in on 07977 237280Or post your comments and suggestions below!More details about our radio show and how to listen available here…[rtbs name=”top-ten-mindful-quotes”]

Disobedience and compassion

Disobedience and the Cultivation of Compassion

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 […]

forgiveness

Resentment and the Power of Forgiveness

A few years ago, whilst attending my first retreat, I sat listening to one of Adrian’s talks and I remember him asking us all “Is anyone here holding onto resentments?” Quite a few people raised their hand (I’ll come back to whether I did or not in a moment). With hands raised and resentments being […]

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 you […]

why-retreat

Why Retreat

Now Project retreats are not about running from the world; in fact they are the very opposite. On retreat we engage fully with the world in the present moment and it is from this place of presence that we open ourselves up for insights arise. We start our retreats getting to know one another and […]

Beyond The Self Retreat

Beyond The Self Retreat

When Adrian and Paul said we’re going to do a retreat for advanced practitioners at the end of last summer I was very keen and excited as to what that would entail. As the format and approach for the weekend started to make itself known to us in the build up to this summer, I […]

The Trying Trap

The ‘Trying Trap’

It may seem obvious that the characteristic state of thoughtless awareness that is Mindfulness dissolves ego: the journey is one of ‘unbecoming’ as we let go of who we thought we were, along with the associated limitations we have allowed to be set of ourselves along the way.  But this lifelong process can be hugely […]