Mindfulness A collection of 38 articles 2020 It has been a rough year. Your full attention What you receive when you give your undivided attention The space in between We spend our lives getting things done. What happens in the space between those actions? Congratulations You have arrived in the present moment. Parent-guided mindfulness meditation Meditation fosters resilience, which helps kids cope with difficult situations. A bamboo stick for your mind Elephants are very curious animals that love to pick things up with their trunk. Free like the sun Free, for a limited time. The ordinary and the miraculous The ordinary and the miraculous are not mutually exclusive. The power of your presence What can have more impact than the most eloquent words and the most heroic actions? Awareness Being more aware is not a one-time decision, though. It's an ongoing process. Change the world When you change your view, the whole world changes. Guard your mind Your thougths are like speech, except that "the other person" is you. What's the quality of your time? Of course, it varies every moment. You could judge this quality on a scale of one to ten. Sawubona and Ngikhona Mindfulness is part of every culture. Puppy mind Train your mind like you would train a puppy. Why train the mind? Mindfulness can make you more resilient, kinder, and happier. Rerouting habits You can change a habit once you notice its trigger. Unwrap the present You have an opportunity to indulge in the freshness of the present moment. Quality Assurance Three simple questions can help you increase the quality of your presence. McMindfulness Mindfulness is being sold as a miracle solution. Big Mindfulness is coming. The Power of Breathing Ever since you let out your first cry, you've been breathing. Thoughtful leisure How do you spend your leisure time? Do you surrender to the forces that seek to steal your attention? Noticing triggers Many of our automatic reactions are correct and helpful. Others not so much. Tidy up your time Marie Kondo has helped thousands of people tidy up their space. You can use her techniques to tidy up your time, making life more spacious and joyful. True fulfillment When you practice mindfulness, you can live deeply in the present moment. Water Life on Earth is made of water. Empty your cup Start fresh, from the ground up, where it is safe to learn and discover. The art of eating Eating well is an art. You can fully enjoy the meal if you take your time and eliminate all distractions. Joy is highly contagious Notice joy. See it. Catch it. Feel it. It's everywhere you go. Cues for mindfulness Could we use the stimuli of life as cues to weave mindfulness into our day? “Indulge Me” When you hesitate, when you freeze, when your mind envisions something you don’t want, your fear wakes up and says “indulge me”. Spiraling into control The mind is part of the body. When your mind is racing or you feel overwhelmed with emotions, your body becomes agitated as well. Eat the carrot, take the stick. Unleash your motivation from within. It’s already here, waiting for you. 🥕 Let it go? Be kind to yourself. You don’t have to let it go. You can let it be. Greeting Thoughts To cultivate your meditation practice, be kind and polite to your thoughts without giving them too much attention. Silence is the best podcast When you stay with silence long enough, eventually you will hear what your heart is telling you. Walking is a way of falling forward Nothing stays the same. Everything remains in motion. Balance can only exist through constant change. Finding your place of ease How to enjoy your practice even when it's difficult.