Focus by being mindful – Positive Vibes Series

“Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” — Jon Kabat-Zinn How can you focus on being mindful of the external activities around you while the busy buddies in your head are jumping on different time machines traveling from the past to the future and mostly making long stops at unpleasant stations along … More Focus by being mindful – Positive Vibes Series

Quote – Self Restraint

“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with magic. True power is restraint. If words control you that means everyone else can control you.” – Warren Buffet       Featured image: surrealismartcommunity

Stop Judging – Take Back Your Power! Foundation of Mindfulness #1

At times, we form an opinion or come to a conclusion, deliberately or otherwise, only to find out that the story in our head is polluted. By judging, we work hard to build a wall and to protect ourselves and live securely. The problem with this stance in life is that often it prevents us … More Stop Judging – Take Back Your Power! Foundation of Mindfulness #1

The Power Of Patience – Foundation of Mindfulness #2

What patience is not is tolerance. It is wisdom to recognize that things unfold in their own way and there is always a motive or explanations behind crude incidences or maddening behaviours of people. Patience is to grasp that the expediency of an act such as getting angry does not clarify or resolve frustration encountered … More The Power Of Patience – Foundation of Mindfulness #2

Beginner’s Mind – Foundation of Mindfulness # 3

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few. Shunryo Suzuki Past experiences and preconceived ideas have great value when it comes to making decisions about everyday activities. However, they are tainted to a degree that we are not able to absorb the new reality of the present time … More Beginner’s Mind – Foundation of Mindfulness # 3

Trust – Foundation of Mindfulness # 4

“In practising mindfulness, you are practising taking responsibility for being yourself and learning to listen to and trust your own being.” Jon Kabat-Zinn In a world full of endless choices and challenges, self-doubt is the non-stop humming in the background. The overwhelming feeling from the incoming mixed messages in our head is pretty confusing and … More Trust – Foundation of Mindfulness # 4

Acceptance – Foundation of Mindfulness #6

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Jung Developing an attitude to accept things as they are, makes life less complicated. Challenges and pains happen and how we shape our relationship with them is important. The process to heal or to find solutions starts with accepting the reality. Surely is not about tolerance or … More Acceptance – Foundation of Mindfulness #6

Letting Go – Foundation of Mindfulness #7

One of the most difficult parts of practising mindfulness is “letting go.” Stories that you have told yourself or have been told that harmed, insulted, accused or tore you apart are nothing but stories. You can replace the old narrative with more supporting one although the effort is not to ignore the reality but to see the … More Letting Go – Foundation of Mindfulness #7