‘I just carry hope in my heart. Hope is not a feeling of certainty, that all ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have meaning.’
In her book ‘Mindset – how you can fulfill your potential’, Stanford professor Dr Carol Dweck talks about two kinds of mindsets which people can bring to their lives.
How hard can it be, to be mindful? After all, we’re already in the present moment – we haven’t time-travelled anywhere.
It’s not difficult to include some mindfulness into our everyday life – we just need to remember to be mindful, which sometimes is easier said than done!
Walking meditation is a beautiful practice which can be like a bridge between our formal sitting meditation and everyday life.
‘Flow is the antidote to trauma.’ Dr Peter A. Levine
When the word mindfulness becomes a marketing tool for colouring-in books, we’ve come a long way from Buddhist mindfulness and therapeutic mindfulness.
What is the right balance between being a caring person, and bringing a sense of equanimity into our lives?
Right effort can apply to so many areas of our lives – how we use our bodies, what we focus on, how resilient we are, whether we are fulfilling our potentials or frittering them away.
‘When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’