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How Corporates Co-opted Mindfulness to Make Us Bear the Unbearable

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What a great read from The Conversation website this article is – how the Corporate World has hijacked the ancient practice of mindfulness.  When I hear students talking about the mindfulness courses they have done at work, I hear snippets about active listening with a colleague, or writing a report, or preparing emails for efficient response. No one talks about the presence of being with difficult feelings that brew and erupt, or taking a meaningful lunch break to eat properly and revive, or to practice on a daily basis the teachings of being compassionate or indifferent to chaotic personalities that disturb you most. Mindfulness is the most rewarding experience when practiced with realistic expectation and patience. But it is the practice of a lifetime.

 

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Meditation for Beginners

Meditation blog - brain lights upOfficially, meditation is to become one with the object of meditation so that you transcend your physical self, but that’s the PhD end of things. In reality, most people spend most of their time in ‘meditation’ training themselves gently to maintain focus.  There’s still plenty of magic to experience along the way. read more…

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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Walk a New Path

Spring WalkOne of my teacher’s decided to enjoy walking, after noting the expressions of determined “power walkers” and identifying herself among them. Hmm, sounded like someone I knew too.

I spent decades push-push-pushing myself to exhaustion and beyond in a misguided effort to live life with “purpose”. Being busy equalled “purpose” in the poorly written script I acted out daily.

Fancy giving yourself permission to relax and enjoy walking! To amble along, drinking in the colours of the day instead of planning next week. To feel the elements on the skin with sensual delight and enjoy rain showers, instead of worrying temporarily damp clothes. To feel the textures of unusual plants in pretty gardens. To draw in the fragrance of the life around, good or bad, and allow it to fill your senses.

Walking has offered me countless moments of beauty ever since, and blessed relief from a hectic day. Spring is definitely the time to See, Hear, Smell, Feel the world around you. Permission granted 😉

Liv Mitchell

Liv Mitchell is a hatha yoga teacher, relaxation instructor and freelance writer/editor who specialises in holistic wellbeing.

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