Archives for Mindfulness

The Joy of Slowing Down

At the end of the evening, just before I go to bed I like to go for a walk.

I love walking around the campground when it’s dark, the stars are out and everyone’s tucked inside. It’s so peaceful as I slowly make my way around the park.

I like doing things slowly.

It feels good.

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Is thinking making your life better?

Eckhart Tolle suffered from depression for most of his adult life. One evening as he berated himself for being such a loser and lamenting why his life was meaningless, the pain became so intense he cried out, “I can’t live with myself anymore.” Followed by, “who is the ‘I’ that can no longer live with itself*?” 

With that one question, in the midst of his torment, he had a massive transformation.

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Stop Being a Slave to Your Thoughts

“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open.”

Rumi

Everything you perceive in the world, in your imagination and in your thoughts is happening in your head. 

Sometimes we’re simply aware of the world around us, but most of the time we are interpreting the world, and where we fit in – usually just lost in thought. 

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