“BEING IN THE NOW” SETS THE STAGE FOR BEING “IN FLOW”
Have you ever been so absorbed and immersed in an activity or event that your sense of time and space just fell away? There was such an enjoyment in the process that you let go of the outcome and allowed your natural skills and abilities to fully express themselves. If so, you’ve experienced being fully present and in a ‘flow state’. It’s this kind of experience that creates a greater likelihood of you being at your very best and optimizing performance in whatever it is that you’re doing.more
We’re gradually understanding that the adult brain is capable of physical change and rewiring in response to stimuli
There are two widely accepted ways to physically “rewire” the brain’s associations and emotional responses: mindful meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy.more
Cultivating a more loving and kind relationship with self through mindfulness practice is the best gift we give ourselves.
Self-love is not just about feeling good or taking time for yourself. It’s a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support your physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. Self-love allows you to accept your weaknesses along with your strengths, and to have compassion for yourself as you strive to find personal meaning and fulfillment.more
Practicing mindfulness may help you relax, concentrate, work through obstacles and fears, set up healthy strategies and increase your productivity.
Mindfulness is a human capacity that allows us to be fully aware of the present moment while being in a skillful and kind relationship with our thoughts emotions and the world around us i.e., where we are, what we’re doing, and how we react to the elements around us. While everyone’s got mindfulness in them, practicing it on a daily basis can help you get in touch with your inner self and in doing so deal with everyday life and tough times easier. Moreover, practicing mindfulness may help you relax, concentrate, work through obstacles and fears, set up healthy strategies and increase your productivity.more
If you’re feeling drained by expecting or fearing adverse outcomes, try to change your perspective by choosing to live a life of gratitude. When life’s challenges seem to be all around you, it’s easy to give in to negative thoughts. As humans, we’re wired to look ahead to the future, and we may perceive it as bleak even when it’s not. If you’re feeling drained by expecting or fearing adverse outcomes, try to change your perspective by choosing to live a life of gratitude.more
With mindfulness becoming so mainstream nowadays there are so many really excellent resources available, mindful practitioners, Apps, YouTube, online courses.
Cultivating a sustainable mindfulness practice requires great care, intention and discipline. It’s very much like growing a garden that needs constant tending to in order for it to flourish. Our thoughts can be like the peskiest of weeds or the most spectacular flowers. With mindfulness practice we start shining a light on our inner garden using attention and awareness to be fully in the present moment naturally, shifting and releasing old habit patterns of thought and behavior that hold us back from being our best and most authentic selves. With daily practice we start to carve out a new way of being in this world.
If you’ve decided to commit to a regular mindfulness practice its important to be clear on ‘why’ you’re doing it and also to do your best to cultivate an attitude of patience, kindness and curiosity, while practicing. With mindfulness becoming so mainstream nowadays there are so many really excellent...more
WHAT SET YOU ON THIS PATH?
About 10 years ago my body and mind started to fail me. I started to experience some mental health issues in the form of depression and anxiety, which was really a scary experience. I had never felt this way before. I immediately started looking for ways to feel better physically,mentally and emotionally. At the time I definitely didn’t feel this way but looking back on the whole experience, I’m so grateful for it all. It put me on a path towards deep, meaningful change.more