Mindfulness ‘Be like water’
Following on from the last post on Bruce Lee’s quote ‘Be like water’, here is the mindfulness lesson it teaches.
Firstly, adapt. Just as water adapts to the situation it is in, whether it be inside a cup, or a teapot, that is where it fits perfectly.
In order to achieve this, you must be fully aware of the world around you, through non-judgemental focus on all that your senses perceive.
Secondly, focus on your body moving and flowing like water. Imagining this will help you focus your mind on all your movements, and how you interact with the world around you.
I find it very helpful to imagine my body moving and flowing like water as I go through the day. It clears my mind; makes me move more thoughtfully and gracefully; and makes me less clumsy!
Give it a try and let me know your experiences in the comments below!
Next time: ‘Meditation: Be like water’
Now here’s a technique I use all the time to bring myself back to the present moment. As well as relaxing you, and allowing you to step back from any stressful situation you may be facing, it helps with the realisation mentioned in the last post — that you are not simply the voice running through your head!
The best bit: it’s wonderfully easy!
Continue reading Returning to your centre – Breathing Meditation
So, what does this brief moment of clarity/silence mean?
If you are capable of ‘noticing’ something when that voice in your head is silent, surely it means that there is more to your consciousness than the monologue running through your head.
It means that Continue reading Separation of Mind from Self
A very simple one to start us off; a little technique which can be found (amongst many other gems) in Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now’…
Ask yourself “What am I going to think about next?”
Continue reading The First