“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Essays, Letters and Miscellanies Earlier […]Read More Mindfulness at work – how to practice?
“There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.” ― James Carroll We all like simple, don’t we? One of simplest and at the same time; most effective mindfulness practices is the Sitting Meditation. If you followed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, […]Read More An introduction to Sitting Meditation
““One way to eliminate self negating thoughts and behavior is by gaining more understanding through realizing that you cannot force others to see that what you feel is real.” ― Iyanla Vanzant Of the 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts that we have every day, approximately 70% of them of them are negative. Just the thought […]Read More RAIN – You can not eliminate negative thoughts
“Cecil Graham: What is a cynic? Lord Darlington: A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing. ― Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan Much of the recent press coverage on Mindfulness has been overwhelmingly positive; where the benefits both to the individual, as well as to the wider community are widely […]Read More The cynical view of Mindfulness
“Life is half delicious yogurt, half crap, and your job is to keep the plastic spoon in the yogurt.” ― Scott Adams Something I have come to realize through my own practice and reading on Mindfulness is that our brains are not fixed and unchanging. Society has taught us that by the time you […]Read More What on earth is Neuroplasticity?
“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.” ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking As this year races towards its conclusion, I am taking some well earned time away from the normal work world to spend time with my family and friends. At the same time, I am reflecting on what a year […]Read More A year of Mindfulness and its impact
““The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ― Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections One of the biggest issues we have, at work, in our social interactions and personal lives, it the ability to forgive and move on. Too often, people bring up issues and commentary about people […]Read More How you can forgive Yourself and Other People
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” ― William Arthur Ward The practice and discussion on Mindfulness is expanding into the workplace. The list of blue-chip businesses and public bodies […]Read More Mindfulness at work – How are you developing it?
“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth Habits form the basis of our lives. Large or small, we build and maintain our view of the world on habits. From simple things like cleaning your teeth, through to driving a car, the ability to move conscious tasks into the subconscious means that up […]Read More Habits upside down
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! There are a raft of articles that […]Read More What does Mindfulness Meditation do to your brain?