“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind If you haven’t worked out what the acronym is, it is “Happy New Year to You […]Read More HNYTYAY – 3 words for 2019
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch Our lives are ordered by the things that we do. The activities that we undertake and the results or outcomes that are achieved. We have developed our learning and development […]Read More Doing verse Being
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle In the beginning, there was….. A raisin. “A what? What on earth are you going on about?” Let me explain and it will all become clear. One of the first; possibly the most basic of all mindfulness practices, is called the Raisin Practice. It is […]Read More In the Beginning there was….
“I don’t suffer from my insanity — I enjoy every minute of it.” ― Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dance with the Devil It has been a little while since I posted something. Work has been absolutely manic with a major change programme in full spate. Add to that the week’s holiday at the end of October, and it feels as […]Read More Do you have just 3 minutes spare today?
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” ― Lao Tzu We spend so much of our lives living inside our own heads, it’s a wonder we ever have the time to […]Read More This is the Now
“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?
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead. Walk beside me… just be my friend” ― Albert Camus What do you think about when you go for a walk? What an odd question to ask. But, hang on a moment. What do you really […]Read More An introduction to Walking Meditation
“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
“This isn’t life in the fast lane, it’s life in the oncoming traffic.” ― Terry Pratchett You do it. I do it. We all do it. In fact, we all do it all the time without even realising it. Deleting sounds. Sound is one of key senses we have but we have developed the ability […]Read More Sounds and Thoughts
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde I don’t know about you, but some days I feel fully present. On other days, I feel as if I have somehow dissolved into the background. I can recognise the symptoms and also the feelings that come […]Read More The man who wasn’t there