Monthly Archives: January 2014

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A simple but comprehensive illustration of the value of living in the now. Is it true, do you think?

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Anxiety and Depression – a Mindfulness Approach

(Extracts from article in The Telegraph, London) ‘Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the results of a study that found that mindfulness meditation appears to provide as much relief from some anxiety and depression symptoms as antidepressants. … Continue reading

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Two simple choices

Shantideva (8th century) said: ‘If there is a remedy when trouble strikes, what reason is there for dejection? And if there is no help for it, what use is there in being glum?’ Such simple common sense, but so hard … Continue reading

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Day Dreaming – a form of waking sleep?

This appeared in the London Daily Mail: ‘It may seem a harmless way to whittle away the day’s duller moments – but daydreaming actually makes us miserable, scientists say. We spend almost half of our waking hours dreaming our lives … Continue reading

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Now is the only reality

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The Shower I Didn’t Have

As part of my Living in the Now course, I ask each group to choose together any daily activity, eg a shower/bath, to use as a practice for using their senses to come into the now. This morning as I … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Acceptance of Life

Louis van Loon, Dutch architect and creator of the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo, South Africa, says, “A variety of retreats is created to introduce people to the practical application of mindfulness. Whether that is in waiting for a red … Continue reading

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