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Reflect

What is this blog series about?
This blog offers reflections on mindfulness for readers to consider and put into practice. Blogs come from Paul and other guest writers.
January 22, 2020
Finding your inner integrity
Finding your inner integrity

There is good news though, that with a bit of mindfulness training and coming to understand how to set personal boundaries, integrity can naturally start to come out and get established.

Tags: Meditation, mindfulness, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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January 14, 2020
5 Ways to Get or Keep a Meditation Practice Going
5 Ways to Get or Keep a Meditation Practice Going

Just doggedly coming back to the cushion, again and again, bringing your awareness back to the breath or the sensation of your body sitting again and again, and eventually, your view may lighten and meditation may suddenly - just for a few moments - seem lighter and more spacious.

 

Tags: Meditation, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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November 12, 2019
Reflections on strengthening your life with mindfulness
Strengthening your life with mindful awareness

With stronger boundaries, one has less to dwell on in the past and more confidence that whatever arises in the future can be met and handled; one starts to naturally rest in the present moment and thus mindfulness becomes more natural at this point and can take on life's ups and downs more easily.

 

Tags: mindfulness, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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November 5, 2019
How to find a balance with personal boundaries
How to find a balance with personal boundaries

Secondly, that area of safety creates a calm in our lives; being an honest alright guy (or girl) means others trust us and we trust ourselves; relationships like this are happy ones and usually stronger too.

 

Tags: daily life, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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October 16, 2019
How Simple Additions Can Add up to a More Balanced Yoga Practice
How Simple Additions Can Add up to a More Balanced Yoga Practice

It’s not unusual for someone to be tangled in outside thoughts as they go through a yoga routine. Contemplating your to-do list, an event at work or the kids’ school obligations are common concerns that can distract our minds from what we’re actually doing in the moment. Engaging in more mindfulness can reframe your perspective and settle your thoughts.

 

Tags: daily life, yoga
By Cheryl Conklin
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October 9, 2019
Good foundations from personal boundaries
Good foundations from personal boundaries

Mindfulness meditation has been found to have some success within helping buried, un-dealt with actions giving them space to surface, burn off and leave the doer relieved in themselves at least.

 

Tags: daily life, Strengthening your inner house series, challenges
By Paul Meek
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September 18, 2019
A way to start softening your inner critic
A way to start softening your inner critic

However, one of the subtler aspects of us human beings is the nagging little voice inside that likes to criticise and find fault, but it can be the straw that breaks the donkeys back in times of trouble.

So, let’s take a look at what that little voice is and how it can be handled both in times of trouble and times of steadiness.

Tags: Meditation, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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September 10, 2019
Where is the best place to meditate?
Where is the best place to meditate?

What factors though, did this far from ideal location, have? It was relatively secluded as it was off the side of a road. It wasn’t particularly quiet, but I could sit undisturbed. It wasn’t raining usually, but when it did, I just opened an umbrella and kept dry. That was enough.

 

Tags: Meditation
By Paul Meek
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September 3, 2019
Making a start on your inner house with mindfulness
Making a start on your inner house with mindfulness

I’ve been fortunate, as I, like many, had a lot of challenges growing up as a teenager; at the time I didn’t see it this way though! I was rather rebellious with long hair, highly strung, and towards the end of the teen years, experienced a very down unhappy period.

 

Tags: Meditation, challenges
By Paul Meek
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August 27, 2019
The Strengthening Your Inner House with Mindfulness Series
Introducing Strengthening Your Inner House with Mindfulness Series

We are going to reflect on how that voice of doubt and criticism can be softened through some simple changes to how we approach each day to reveal the empathic, and steadier, side of our hearts. Then in times of trouble, one will have access to this natural empathy to help one navigate such times rather than be sunk by the voice of negativity.

 

Tags: Meditation, Strengthening your inner house series
By Paul Meek
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August 20, 2019
How to use guided mindfulness meditations wisely
How to use guided mindfulness meditations wisely

I just had to sit unguided on many occasions back in my early days. In hindsight that was a healthy way to learn. Some guidance, some non-guidance, so that is what I’m going to recommend. Here are three approaches...

 

Tags: Meditation
By Paul Meek
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August 13, 2019
Dependency cycles and decluttering the mind: a reflection
Dependency cycles and decluttering the mind: a reflection

There is a remedy. If we start to listen inward again, something instinctual in us knows that the clutter isn't good. The dependency upon that clutter isn't healthy either. Try this if you'd like to make a start: Making a start

Tags: Meditation, letting go, challenges
By Paul Meek
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February 5, 2019
Say 'Goodbye' to Sleepless Nights and 'Hello' to Mental Health
Say 'Goodbye' to Sleepless Nights and 'Hello' to Mental Health

Constant alerts from clients and colleagues may give you a head start on tomorrow, but that happens at the expense of more stress today—and during a time when you should be getting mentally prepared for sleep. 

 

Tags: mindfulness in daily life, sleep
By Cheryl Conklin
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July 28, 2018
Mindful Walking: Sole to Soul?
Mindful Walking: Sole to Soul?

As with most things, the more you learn the more you realise there is to know. I find that the gentle walking helps me order my thoughts, resolve worries and develop my deeper understanding of how life is.

 

Tags: Retreats, Walking meditation
By Morag Warrack
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