A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Ten: Creating Small Gaps In The Field Of Time

As I leave the main office I make my way to the lift. I know my destination but I am not there yet. I enjoy this short journey by breathing, feeling and being in the present moment. As I open a door with a key, I listen to the jangle of other keys on the … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Ten: Creating Small Gaps In The Field Of Time

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Nine: Walking With Mindfulness

I can see where I need to go. The building where I work is just ahead but I do not rush. I breathe, I smile, I listen to the sound of the world. The branches on trees rustle in the wind, cars zoom past on their way to some unknown destination and people are busily … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Nine: Walking With Mindfulness

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Eight: Rush Hour Approaching

My foot touches the brake and the car comes eventually to a standstill. There is more traffic than normal today. I can see the traffic lights in the distance, about one hundred metres away but there are two lanes that join into one up ahead and it is causing a bottleneck creating the build up … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Eight: Rush Hour Approaching

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Seven: Washing Away The Blues

I close my eyes and gently smile as the warm water falls onto my face. There are no real words to describe the sensations as the heat from the water massages my body. As I clean myself with soap the aroma is also pleasing. I listen to the sound of the water coming out of … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Seven: Washing Away The Blues

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Six: Mindfulness Practice #2, Feeling

You may find this next exercise helpful. It is a wonderful tool to use to bring you back to a place of awareness and more importantly it can help you to stay grounded and being mindful in the present moment. First of all I want you to make sure that you are as comfortable as … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Six: Mindfulness Practice #2, Feeling

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

I feel so grateful for the cereal in my bowl. Thank you I whisper and gently smile. I breathe in slowly and close my eyes with a feeling of happiness and gratitude for the abundance of food that I am so lucky to have access to. As I open my eyes whilst slowly exhaling, it … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Five: Creating A Space For Mindfulness

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions

β€œWould you like a drink Sarah?” I asked. β€œCan I have a coffee please?”, my wife replied from the other room. I opened the cupboard and grabbed our favourite mugs that we received as a wedding present, Mr and Mrs mugs. It reminded me of the wedding day. I smile. I sprinkle coffee into the … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Four: Distractions

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Three: Mindfulness Practice #1, Breathing

Breathing is a natural process. For most of our lives we breathe without even having to think about it.Β  Without the breath there is no life.Β  Yet for many people, when it comes to breathing, there is an unexplored avenue that can hold many positive elements to creating a more joyful life.Β  It is breathing … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Three: Mindfulness Practice #1, Breathing

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Two: Wherever You Are, Whatever You Do, Be Here Now

I sit with a cup of tea. I enjoy watching the steam rise and the feeling of heat penetrating my hands as I hold onto the cup. The steam reminds me of my thoughts. They seem so real for a moment but then they slowly evaporate into nothing. A lesson of impermanence. I take a … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part Two: Wherever You Are, Whatever You Do, Be Here Now

A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part One: A New Day

The alarm clock sounds.Β  I wake up automatically and lean over to turn it off.Β  I smile.Β  I notice my breath, how my body feels, how my eyes still feel sleepy.Β  There is a stillness within but it does not last for long. Like putting a key in a car ignition and turning the engine … Continue reading A Little Piece Of Mindfulness For Everyday Living – Part One: A New Day