Monthly Archives: May 2013

Walking in the Now

Trying out a walking meditation from Tich Naht Hahn. As you walk, repeat rhythmically ‘I have arrived’ (in the now); ‘I’m home’. My thoughts suggested this wouldn’t work – after all, if I’m repeating stuff in my mind, I’m not … Continue reading

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Living in the Mind

Living in the mind is not the same thing as being mindful; in fact, they are opposites. Living in the mind involves spending lots of time reliving the past or imagining the future. Mindfulness requires presence. Mindfulness, actually, is presence. 

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Living in the Now Book Review

Rona Wimberley had this to say: The beauty of this book is that you are able to clarify those areas in your life which cause you unnecessary stress and unhappiness and then, through practice, follow the suggested solutions. There is … Continue reading

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Inappropriate reactions

Most of the time, thoughts and emotions control us, and we remain unaware of the part played by our previous conditioning. Because of this, we react inappropriately or disproportionately to many of our life situations.

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HOW TO LIVE IN THE NOW – BE HERE NOW – NOT THERE THEN

  This book offers an original and effective way to lead a less fraught, more purposeful and rewarding life. Living in the Now gives us the opportunity to experience life fully, without wasting time on guilt and regrets from the … Continue reading

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Avoiding stress

Much of the stress people suffer from is unnecessary and avoidable. The problem arises when emotions are triggered by thoughts in your mind rather than real situations, and the body is constantly going into emergency mode for no relevant reason. … Continue reading

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Taking a present-moment break…

Taking a present-moment break at intervals during the day prevents the build-up of stress. Try it and see.

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