Top Ten Mindful Quotes

The Mindful Quote Top Ten!

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness

Illusion & Reality – Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness

More and more people are becoming aware of the possibility of being fully conscious while sleeping. The physical body needs to rest to rejuvenate and in some sleeping stages we can experience the dream world. A dream is an exciting event and as everything else it has energy that can be recognised and partially decoded: […]

Life is a playground

In ‘Dark’ Times…

…Life is your playgroundWe are currently experiencing an unsettling time – this is nothing new; we were experiencing it already but maybe we weren’t all quite so aware of it before recent events in the political world and the repercussions this has ensued. This is bringing some challenging moments for many, it is showing us […]