Are you nourishing yourself?
Listen to the below Mindful Meditation on Nourishment to see!!
Listen to the below Mindful Meditation on Nourishment to see!!
This meditation was part of the Beginner's Meditation Course so it will not go onto the Heart Meditation as it says at the beginning but I do hope you enjoy this short mindful meditation on Evoking Love.
How many times have you looked at someone else's life and felt real jealousy?
Perhaps it was a friend or perhaps it was someone you don't know. Maybe you aspire to be everything this person is and you find yourself lacking so jealousy creeps in and clouds your head with silly thoughts like:
"My life is worthless."
"If I don't have the same life as..............then I will have had a wasted life."
"I will never be as good as....."
"............has everything, it's not fair."
Maybe some of these are things you have uttered at some point, maybe they aren't but I would be really really shocked if you told me you have never, in your entire life, felt some jealousy towards another human being.
So with this in mind I have put together a short minful meditation on what you can do when jealousy takes hold of you. Remember next time jealousy is creeping in, be present to what it is that is actually going on for you.
Illuminate your life!
Today we're diving into intimacy.
This mindfulness meditation will help strengthen your intimate connections and allow you to Be Present when with your significant other.
I loved the question posed by author Neale Donald Walsch in a radio interview I heard. He asked, (this may not be a direct quote but it went something like this), "How, in a world of 7 billion people can we all be wanting the same thing, happiness, and yet be unable to achieve it?"
It was a big question and one which I could never answer but it did get me thinking about the concept of happiness. We all say we want it, we all say we would love to be happier in our day to day lives. When I carry out mindfulness coaching with my clients, the one thing everyone says when we get right into it is, "I guess ultimately I just wish to be happier."
So I hope you're all familiar with the Pharrell Williams song 'HAPPY'. Here are a few of the lyrics:
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
We all say we want it but most people aren't even aware of what happiness is to them, what it looks and feels like for them.
So the following mindful meditation for you is all about connecting with your own happiness, your own contentment and bringing more of it into your life.
This will not only benefit and enrich your life, it will do the same for anyone close to you. That actually came out of a Gallup Study!!
Give it a listen and start being a happier person today. Boost your mood and those of your friends, family and colleagues and if you have someone in your life who is forever complaining then maybe pass this one along. x
In today's mindfulness meditation I focus on one of the more common reasons people wish to become more mindful...to reduce their experiences of fearful thoughts, anxiety and yes stress inducing thoughts.
Pop in your earphones, find a quiet spot and listen in.
You can do this meditation anytime you find yourself going down the path of fear.
I hope you find some release with this meditation.
So I am not saying you are mindless. Well, ok I am not saying you are mindless all the time but all of us, myself included and I teach this stuff, can fall into a mindless state at times.
We get caught up in the everyday life stuff, the work stuff, the home life stuff, the parenting stuff, the relationship stuff and we can become rather mindless when in the midst of all that STUFF.
So as you may have guessed by my previous posts, I have been going through the alphabet and picking a topic to get mindful about. This week it is E for emotions.
When we do find ourselves in the middle of something we are sure we have been in before, we recycle the same arguments, the same thoughts and we realise we've been here before.
That's all I wish for you to notice this week.
When you are engaged in any conversation, situation or thought, tap into your emotions.
What stuff is surfacing for you?
What emotions are rising to the surface?
What emotion are you choosing to engage in? I say choose here because we are choosing...totally unconsciously but there you have it.
When we can choose to go from mindlessness to mindfulness we can then begin to see that we can consciously choose a new way to be so that each old and repeated situation we find ourselves in can be viewed through a fresh new lens. One which is focused on mindfulness and all its gifts.
Try it for yourself this week. I would love to hear how you get on with it!!
Love, Yvonne x
Today's meditation will be a written meditation that you can read to yourself a couple of times and then sit and close your eyes and think about.
This will help you become mindful when making decisions. Have a piece of paper and a pen or your smartphone or laptop ready with a blank page to record any thoughts you have afterwards.
Please sit comfortably.
Notice how your body wishes to sit.
Allow it to be comfort. Allow it to be.
Notice your breathing in this moment.
Actively aim to lengthen your breathing so you are taking slightly deeper breaths that lift your abdomen and as you exhale actively release any tension you are holding in your shoulders, jaw, arms, legs.
You will have other thoughts come and go, allow them to fade into the background as you think of a time when you had to make a decision about something...big or small...significant or not, that turned out to be a good decision.
So now I invite you to think through what you did that lead up to making up your mind.
Did you talk to others?
Did you think about it for a long time?
Did you gather everyone else's opinion?
Did you go on your own intuition...your gut feeling?
Did you make a snap decision?
Did you consult a spiritual guide, mentor, guide?
Think about it now and please write down what process you went through. You may have talked to people first, then had a think about it on your own then....(you get the picture). Record it.
So now think about a time you made a decision that turned out to be a really bad decision. One that didn't turn out so well for you.
Again, go through the decision making process asking the same sorts of questions as above.
Ok so on another side of paper or side of blank document, I invite you to write down what led you to make that decision.
What you may find is that you went through a completely different process for the good and bad decisions.
Next time you have to make a decision, aim to go through the same process that you came up with during the time you meditated on decision making for good decisions and use this process again. It ought to serve you well.
Sit and be mindful of decisions you have to make now and tune into the feelings and sensations in your body.
Take the time to go through this process as many times as you like with as many decisions as you wish. You may see a pattern emerge...or not.
I know that when I go with my intuition it serves me every time yet when I make a decision based on monetary value or gain in any way and it doesn't FEEL right then it almost always turn out to be a bad decision on my part.
Get to know yourself. Be MINDFUL and your experiences of life will be enriched. x
When we get into situations in our life that cause us discomfort, when things perhaps don't go the way we wanted them to or expected them to, we can become stressed.
Stress can bring with it a multitude of unwanted and unhealthy side effects.
In this meditation I will go through the CALM acronym which helps me to relax and unwind from stressful thoughts and situations.
C is for CONNECT
A is for AWARE
L is for LEAVE
M is for MAINTAIN
Listen to the free downloadable meditation below and get your calm fix. Listen once a day for one week and then in the future whenever you feel stress arising, you can utilise the CALM acronym for yourself.