The problem with wanting to control everything in our futures is that it prevents us from living mindfully and in the present moment. We can so easily forget about the goodness of the present, or the past, because we are so preoccupied with what might happen next.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Deeply. Calmly. You can let go now. You can let go of those fears. They were sweaty, soiled hands, trying to drag you down into the dirt but you've let go and you're squeaky clean, shiny and brand new. You can let go of those worries. They were hungry … Continue reading Poem: Release
When I took this job, I thought I would enjoy it - but I never thought I would learn so much from my students!
A poem to remind us to cherish and understand our sometimes hectic minds and confusing thoughts!
One doesn't really know how to feel, when events unfold so close to home, such as the horrific attacks that recently hit 2 of the UK's most vibrant cities: Manchester, 2 weeks ago, and London last weekend. My reactions and those of the people I have spoken to seem to go a little like this: … Continue reading Positive thinking in the face of fear
There are 3 strands of mindfulness to master. your feelings, those around you, and your surroundings.
You catch yourself hearing a friend tell a really funny story and you wish you could make people laugh like that. You see someone on the train dressed in the most effortlessly stylish way and you look at your own outfit with sudden disgust. You hear a colleague explaining a complex concept you don't understand … Continue reading Quit the comparisons!
Happiness comes from within. Where do I find it within me?
A poem for present living and less preoccupations.