If you think “I just can’t be mindful” – this article is for you. Ok so you’re not a meditation person, and can’t think of anything worse than trying to sit still focusing on your “feelings”. Seems stupid to try to have some kind of big experience when there’s so much going on and besides,Continue reading “Enlightenment by 1000 yummy moments – or How to be Mindful without really trying”
Here’s an easy way to bring more mindful moments into your life and model how to do so for others.
There is a simple and powerful practice to improve your communications and capacity to be mindful. It is, quite simply, to pause before you speak and consider how you feel about what is going in the moment. Don’t stop reading here. This deceptively simple suggestion has profound power.
It’s a weird situation. When you start to watch your thoughts, frequently there is a voice that goes something like “dang it – there’s a thought!” or “What am I supposed to be doing”. Frequently this takes the form of self-criticism “I’m no good at this” or “I’m not doing it right”. When this happensContinue reading “The non-jugdemental part of being non-judgemental”
When listening to someone, see if you can do something quite different than what people normally do. Take a step back (internally). Don’t focus on the “story” so much but rather – pay close attention to the person speaking. Hear and respond to who is speaking, how they are presenting themselves, the language, the feeling you have from beingContinue reading “Listening Beyond the Story”
There is a simple and powerful practice to improve your communications and capacity to be mindful. It is, quite simply…
The beginning of freedom is to understand your nature. Without realizing how we are wired up, you cannot be free to use the mechanics of that wiring to your advantage. To be truly intuitive, you have to understand that most of our thoughts and actions are habituated responses to events that already occurred.
There’s not a lot of magic in life (well actually there is, but that’s another post), but this is a nice trick you can use anytime. Simply ask yourself “am I mindful now?” – answer is always yes. If you weren’t mindful when you asked, you have to become mindful in order to answer theContinue reading “Be mindful anywhere, anytime, instantly”