It is important to be aware of the state of our minds, aware of our pedal and spin into endless distraction, only to find our life has passed us by.
The practice of awareness is to continually bring ourselves back to the totality and beauty of now and live now, right here in the present moment.
‘Don’t be like the pigeon in the tibetan proverb, he spends all night fussing about, making his bed, and dawn comes up before he has even had time to go to sleep.’
‘Human beings spend all their lives preparing, preparing, preparing … only to meet the next life unprepared.’
image from MYSTIC MAMMA
Let go, surrender, open your heart, let it be.
Firle Beacon, East Sussex, a New Year’s Eve walk as part of our ‘Journey Into Stillness’ retreat at Tilton House.
JOURNEY INTO STILLNESS AT NEW YEAR – A RETREAT
As 2014 comes to an end surrounded by elemental scenery, nestled in the spectacular lanscape of the south downs we will be on RETREAT. On this New Year threshold, a contemplative time of powerful transition, we invite you to reflect, cleanse, connect and ‘be’. As the dawn of the new year emerges on Januray 1st, connected, inspired and ignited from within, we will move forward into 2015 refreshed and anew.
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Join us at an elegant home in the Sussex Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty for what promises to be a magical and powerful experience.
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Join us October 9-12th 2014 for a 4 day retreat at this beautiful estate, set in 300 acres of rolling countryside.
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If this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfullness,
All fear disappears and complete happiness comes.
All enemies; all the tigers, lions, elephants, bears, serpents (of our emotions);
And all the keepers of hell; the demons and the horrors,
All of these are bound by the mastery of your mind,
And by the taming of that one mind, all are subdued,
Because from the mind are derived all fears and all immeasureable sorrows.
A workshop for practitioners, Naduir Healing Centre, Ireland, September 26-28th 2014.
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Mindfulness is present moment recollection.
Simple knowing by watching over the flock of thoughts, like cow herders so they don’t run off into myriad fields and scatter but rather have a wide view of the whole. Or a gate-keeper discerning who is helpful and who is not, through mindfulness we learn what is helpful and discern what leads to suffering and what leads to freedom of mind.
Releasing and relinquishing old patterns that moment to moment cause distress and bewilderment. Mindfulness teaches us to stand still in the midst of all of the developments and events in our life and it takes courage and comitment to swim against the tide.
This present moment recollection reminds us of our deepest longings for kindness, compassion, generosity, connectedness. Our capacity and genuine possibility to live with peace, live an embodied life. Our capacity for wakefulness and profound insight.
We embody our inherent resilience, well being and possibility for freedom of heart and mind.
We begin to understand – that which we repeatedly dwell upon becomes the shape of our mind.