What is it . . .

Oli Doyle helps us to think how we can make daily activities mindful ones.

In a series of mindfulness exercises, he covers drinking a cup of tea, sitting mindfully, breath techniques, walking, eating, driving, noticing every sound . . . or thought . . . or feeling.  And more besides.

And for the doubters amongst us, he responds to a comment he’s heard so often – I’m too busy to practise mindfulness:

“Is that so? Try to notice what you do instead of setting aside time for formal practice. Can you spot a ten or fifteen-minute gap where you are just killing time by watching TV or playing on the Internet? Would you rather watch the TV for an extra hour or practise something that brings peace and joy into your life? If you would rather practise, then just do it, and stop thinking about why you can’t fit it in.”

Whether it’s mindfulness you’re resisting, or something else you’re avoiding, I’d love to know . . . what’s stopping you?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.