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
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
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
“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
One of the pillars of mindfulness meditation is based on non-striving. An attitude that aims to disconnect our energy & emotions to the outcome of a task in hand or a pursuit. What it means is that the only thing worth striving for is to be in the moment. Just like in meditative state, you … More Non-Striving – Foundation of Mindfulness # 5
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
The present time is full of possibilities, so why is it that we cannot edit our thoughts to actually see the threads that can lead to a desirable experience? Almost always, the answer boils down to our inner struggles to keep things together! Every day, we are bombarded by stressful questions or circumstances, by the urgency … More Make It Happen! How To Change Your Mindset & Thrive.
As promised, I embarked on the practice of mindfulness meditation to learn useful techniques on how to deliberately change our state of mind. The practice serves as a navigator through the ups and downs of life, transcending the fear and seeing things or the problem as they are. Meditation takes you to a place deep within yourself, … More Tell Your Brain To Shut Up and Listen!