Observing the mind’s chatter as it comes and goes, and being less identified with its precise content, can gradually dissolve pain and stress.
“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.”
Strengthen the positive feelings you get from spending time close to nature: take time to notice and really feel them.
Take time to notice and appreciate the ‘jewels’ around you to bring delight, gratitude and instant stress relief into your life.
Have some kindness and compassion for yourself—give yourself permission to let go of trying to solve or change the impossible.
It’s good to practise mindfulness when you’re active as well as when you’re sitting or lying down.
“Through our senses – the ability to touch, see, smell, taste and hear – we gain an appreciation of what it means to be human...”
Instead of allowing your mind to be two steps ahead of you all the time, stop and focus on what you’re doing right now—and slow down.
Try this meditation to see if your mind can rest in your body in the same way that your body rests on the ground...