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A better moment? Could this be it?

A better moment? Could this be it?

“We have a strong need to be on the way to some better moment, some better time when it all will come together for me. We can so easily become impatient and driven. Of course, this prevents us from being where we already are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mindfulness for...

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Four exercises in self-compassion

Four exercises in self-compassion

Well-wishing Take a couple of minutes now and then, perhaps with your eyes closed, to do this exercise based on an old Buddhist practice: Observe your breathing calmly for short while. Now imagine that somebody has sat down in front of you, facing you. This is someone...

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Well, that was fun … touring the country with mindfulness.

Well, that was fun … touring the country with mindfulness.

I’ve almost finished my autumn/first-half-of-winter mindfulness tour with two dates left close to home (Dun Laoghaire on 10th December and Dublin on 16th December. Since August I’ve been to Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Galway, Malahide. Mullingar, Naas, Navan, Tallaght, Tralee, Limerick, Sligo and Waterford.

It was great to see full houses at almost all of these venues (I had to put up the ‘sold out’ notice a few times).

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Don’t believe everything your mind tells you

Don’t believe everything your mind tells you

Do you believe everything your mind tells you? If so:

how many disasters has your mind warned you against that never happened?
how many things have gone wrong that your mind neglected to warn you about?
how often has your mind told you to be angry about something that really didn’t matter in the scheme of things – or to be afraid of something that turned out perfectly well?

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