If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate
The Mountain Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn encourages us to be like a mountain, to seek inner stability and peace in everyday life and in the face of life’s challenges. This is an adaptation of his classic guided meditation.
The Mountain Meditation
The Lake Meditation
Adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Lake Meditation
Mindfulness is living in the now. It is about being fully engaged in whatever is happening around you and within you. Have you ever eaten a bar of chocolate and then suddenly noticed that it’s all gone and you hardly remember eating it? Or have you been on a car journey and realized when you reached your destination that you have no awareness of large parts of the drive. I have! Continue reading “What is Mindfulness?”
I discovered this poem lately and fell in love with it. It is about being at home in yourself, and loving who you are. It is also about owning all of your stories, experiences, strengths, and weaknesses—and treating them with respect, compassion and love. Continue reading “Love After Love by Derek Walcott”
In August I read Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, by Tim Ferriss. Eighty percent of the people he interviewed adhered to some meditation or mindfulness practice. My favourite parts of the book were several mindful exercises suggested by Chade-Meng Tan, a Google pioneer. They are so do-able and can easily be incorporated into our daily lives. Continue reading “Mindfulness Practice 1: Take one Breath a Day”