Comments

Sally

Thank you for your positive comments about my workshops and I am pleased that you have taken the ideas away and lived them.
My experiences recently have led me to a bit of an "Aha" moment in that I realise that one of the reasons we maybe don't really eat mindfully is that when the body sits down the mind steps in and we either engage in conversation with those around us ......or just get lost in thought which is usually past or future and very rarely NOW!
Perhaps that is one of the key reasons that we observe certain foods don't taste like they used to ......a child isn't as preoccupied with thinking as they eat....or planning the next thing they have to do.
On the retreats I run in Sandsend I encourage people to revisit the old childhood activities like getting absorbed in looking in rock pools for crabs or skimming stones across the waves or collecting shells (and the occasional piece of Whitby Jet) That is vital practice ......being totally absorbed in what you are doing now. Jesus said "be as a little child" Notice how rarely we are totally absorbed....maybe in gardening (if you enjoy it and not see it as just another chore!) or painting or whatever hobby you have. But can you be totally absorbed in washing up or cleaning your shoes or eating your meal? Watch where your attention is in the everyday activities and realise that everything can become a Spiritual Practice.
I have just spent 10 days in Ibiza with my entire family and in some ways it is a bit of a Spiritual Retreat! Observation of all the old patterns arising is really fascinating!
Be well
Sally

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bestselling Downloads

Search this site...

Subscribe now to receive new posts by email!

  • Dont worry - I won't give your email address to anyone else!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Click here to give food for free...

  • The Hunger Site

Google Adsense....

Amazon.com....

Audio Books I Like....

  • The Missing Secret
  • Reclaiming Your Spiritual Power
  • The Power of the Mind to Heal
  • The Highest Level of Enlightenment
  • Speaking the Lost Language of God

Some Favorite Quotes

  • "The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone like us to come along - people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. It is overwhelming to consider the numerous opportunities there are to make our love felt." - Leo Bascaglia
  • "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Sir Winston Churchill
  • "My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened." - Michel de Montaigne
  • "Take any fear. Call it out. Actually make an appointment: I'll meet you face to face to get this settled once and for all at 'such-n-such' time. Tell it you'll even meet it in its own space: a dark room. And you'll find nothing will ever come to meet you..." - Sue Ann Edwards
  • "Your mind is the interference to experiencing the bliss of this moment." - Dr Joe Vitale
  • "A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive." - Albert Einstein

Widgetbox

Blog powered by Typepad

Google Adsense

If You Live Near Me...

Looking For Other Blogs?

  • My Blogroll follows. Also check higher up the sidebar, where you'll find links to my shiny new mini blog directories!

Donations Welcome!