Tag Archive for presence

Be Grateful For What You Have Now

Today, I heard this perceptive and incredibly mature conversation about life and gratitude from two sisters aged thirteen and eleven years old. Two things struck me; firstly, what incredibly wise young people these are. It is often said that wisdom and age are not necessarily synonymous and this is one excellent example of that being true. Secondly, children in general…

This Too Shall Pass: Living According To Impermanence

In the second week following my son’s birth, I spent quite a lot of time googling ‘how to cope with a newborn’ and, perhaps even more frequently: ‘when do babies sleep through the night?!’ The Internet is amazing really; so many people, unknown to us personally who are willing to take the time to share their experiences. There’s something comforting…

Why Multi-tasking May Actually Be Bad For You

If (like me and many others) you’re ever so busy that you’re tempted to do several things at once, this article may make you think twice.  It’s a scientific look at what happens to our brains when we try to juggle too much at the same time.  Neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin looks at cognitive performance when multi-tasking, with some surprising…

Being Present

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love—even the most simple action.” ~Eckhart Tolle I’m continually endeavoring to live in the now.  It’s something which has…

What you are is what you have been and what you will be is what you do now. – Buddha

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