We find ourselves saying and are aware of “spending” our time wisely - the idea of spending donates here, the idea of this as an important commodity. Whilst we may remember this it is through Mindfulness practise that we really engage with what it is that we spend our time on. I hear often whilst teaching that lives are so busy that there is no time for Meditation and Mindfulness and it is something we all struggle with, although arguable “at times” . Often when these practises are neglected is exactly when are needed most. The Difficulty can be balanced by the Joy of learning to live a life more full, of us being present in it.
We have always the breath, an anchor, a tool for us - an awareness of checking in with ourselves. Our breath is always there, always available, even in our super busy times. We can build a daily practise whereby - the habit to practise is refreshed regularly and we then miss it when we don’t. Always with compassion and kindness if we miss one meditation, we can still be Mindful, bringing attention to that busyness, to our activities. By doing so we acknowledge being drawn away from Mindful focus and this is part of many meditations, firmly but gently refocusing after a distraction. This can be the meditation. So on the really busy days remind ourselves to be present, to check in and Breathe, to be with Mindfulness of our being busy.
- any other thoughts comments appreciated.
I am Just back from an amazing Mindfulness for Creativity & Yoga
A Holiday/Retreat in the Eastern Algarve. with Maggie Cregan from ( http://www.mindfulnessnow.co.uk ) and Estella Ramos from Yoga Buddies
( https://www.facebook.com/estella.ramos1 )
What a Perfect Combination. I now really understand how Yoga is the practice of the body in preparation for Meditation. There were many smiles, laughter & some tears but 11 of us, mostly strangers came together and held each other through all these passing sensations. It really was a Joy and an affirmation for the practise of Mindfulness & Yoga. We attempted to spell Yoga 2016 on the beach as evidenced here. Thought we might add Mindfulness script as clouds in the blue sky. 🙂Not sooo bad, We practised guided sessions at least twice a day, drank beautiful fresh made Juices, ate locally sourced fresh food. Visited a few local sites including the beach but we were generally happy to stay at the Villa and enjoy the pool, sessions & interesting company and get Creative. Gratitude to all & Inspired for next week start of 5 week Mindfulness for Creativity Course here in West Algarve.
Roll on the next one. Sad not to be going to India with Maggie & Estella in December but as said I am inspired a refreshed and ready to share this happy place with new adventures for Autumn Gratitude Love Kindness & Compassion with best wishes to all you who should pass this way
🙂 <3 X