I believe Mindfulness is the extra tweak, the special sauce, that sends life in the direction you want...
towards clarity, creativity and deep satisfaction.
It supports us to turn towards, rather than away from.
Have you noticed, when life is difficult, how you want to get rid of the blah stuff? Make it go away? The last thing we want to do is bring our attention to it.
Strange as it seems, attending to our experience in a particular way transforms it. Makes it bearable, useful.
Dare I say... inspirational.
My own journey into Mindful Living began in the mid-1980's in response to a stressful episode in my life. Who would have thought cultivating the art of 'being present' would be so life-changing?
I soon became a passionate yoga and meditation teacher. Of course I’ve learned a lot since then and the journey continues.
The insights of positive psychology lend an extra dimension to age-old wisdom. I enjoy weaving contemporary material into what I teach.
In my personal life today I’m a contented wife, awe-struck mother, one of five sisters, student of Vajrayana meditation, writer, educator, innovator and firm believer that deep down everyone wants to see the glass half full, if not overflowing!
I’ve also worked in publishing, run a freelance picture research business in Sydney, lived in an Indian ashram, spruiked on the stall of a travelling fair, studied Sanskrit, made music video clips with kids and campaigned for action on climate change.
Welcome to Joyful Mind(.net.au) where I love sharing the latest and greatest about today's contemporary take on the ancient art of Mindful living.
Have a look around. Please enjoy your visit.
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