The Path of Generosity

Rosalie Dores, mindfulness teacher and supervisor at Optimal Living explores the theme of generosity in our life and in meditation, connecting to others and to ourselves as we develop the art of attention... ‘Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity.’ Simone Weil  Jon Kabat Zinn in his formative book Full Catastrophe Living wrote about seven attitudinal foundations considered vital for a sustainable mindfulness practice. These attitudinal foundations are beginners mind, non-striving, non-judging, acceptance, patience, [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:45:55+00:00June 10th, 2017|Mindful Living|0 Comments

Gratitude and Generosity – Receiving is Giving

"Gratitude opens the door to the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude" Deepak Chopra Continuing with the theme of the foundational attitudes of mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn admits that Gratitude and Generosity should be added to the original list of 7 proposed in Full Catastrophe Living. In the Buddhist teachings that secular mindfulness has mostly grown from gratitude and generosity are considered fundamental to nourishing states of mind [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:39:36+00:00May 7th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Trust Yourself, And Drop Those Heavy ‘Shoulds’

"As soon as you trust yourself you will know how to live” Goethe Trust was proposed by Jon Kabat-Zinn as one of the foundations of mindfulness based stress reduction.  It’s an evocative word, and often we think of trust in relation to others, but here the emphasis is about trusting ourselves. It means developing a relationship with ourselves that honours, sometimes for the first time in a long time, our body, our feelings and [...]

By |2019-03-01T11:27:45+00:00April 1st, 2017|Mindful Living|0 Comments