mindfulness for everyone

Mindful hub is an online community where you can find support, encouragement, and skills for living a more centered, meaningful life. Our goal is to cultivate an ever growing, changing, and interactive “hub” that will support individuals, groups, and health professionals in the quest to find well-being and contentment through mindfulness.

Gentle Fall Transition: Day Ten – Plan, come back to now, repeat.

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Plan.  Come back to now.  Plan.  Come back to now.

focus on something pleasant.  One small, likable thing,

Before you once again plan, and again come back to now.

Why bother coming back to now?  Now, full of imperfection, distraction, uncertainty, worry?

Because now is the only place to heal.  The only place.

Plan, remember, come back to now.

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We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!

Having trouble with the here and now?  Try Mindfulness Daily with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield.
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Gentle Fall Transition: Day nine – Let things be unfinished

Unknown-1Let things be unfinished.  Stop folding the laundry and go to bed.  Leave the dishes and take a walk with a friend.

One of the central tenets of the Japanese art of Wabi Sabi is that nothing is ever finished.    Think about this idea for a second or two….Isn’t that freeing?  It is a great act of kindness toward yourself, and to those you care about, to take a break to be mindful.  Leave it unfinished – walk away and return refreshed.

Try this:  This week leave something half-done.  Take school work, for instance.   Yes, you read that right.  It’s only school work.   Trust me – I work as a psychotherapist in Harvard Square where stress and burn-out are an epidemic.   It’s just homework.  Take a break.  Leave the homework undone for now.  Rest.  Move your body.  Laugh.  The irony is that you will get more done if you take a self-care break and let things be unfinished.  This post is now finished….. or is it?

Yoga flow of the day:  Moon salutation.  Salute the harvest moon and stretch your body in several directions with this version of Chandra Namasakar:

 

We wish you twenty minutes of mindfulness every day!