Getting Out of Our Own Way…Letting Be

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” (John Lennon) One of the 9 core attitudinal foundations proposed by Jon Kabat-Zinn for the cultivation of mindful living is letting go. It can sound like an action, and certainly it seems to be something other people often tell us to do. It makes sense then that in mindfulness training we describe this better as letting be, because letting go can [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:21:17+00:00February 7th, 2017|Mindful Living|1 Comment

Dont Force It – The Force is Already With You

There's a story told of a new student asking a venerable Tai Chi master 'if I work really hard and diligently for the next 10 years will I become fully accomplished and a master like you?' To which the master replies 'if you try really hard it will take 20 years!'.  I find this very encouraging.  Most of us are used to succeeding through effort, and the virtue of striving and trying hard [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:14:42+00:00February 2nd, 2017|General|0 Comments