Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stop, think, be in the moment

I've just seen the title of my last post, "Pinepple"  which sounds like one of those phonetic interpretations of upper class pronunciation, such as Prince Charles's "hice" instead of "house". Never mind. It is not critical, but does serve to show the importance of being in the moment and concentrating on what is, instead of what may be coming or what has been.

Mindfulness book

Mindfulness: finding peace in a frantic world is one of the best books to help anyone who is interested in Mindfulness, particularly as a way of avoiding recurrent depression (that's me). Mark Williams is a Professor at Oxford and at the forefront of the scientific interest in the benefits of meditation and Danny Penman describes himself on Twitter (@DrDannyPenman) as: Award winning investigative journalist.

For anyone who is interested, this is a way of conducting the recommended 8 wk introduction to the practice. Personally, while I admire and refer to it constantly, nothing can replace the real world experience of a course. Fortunately for me, Hugh Poulton who is local, runs these courses and I recommend him highly.
After the 8 weeks he provides continuing refresher sessions, sometimes drop in by donation and other times booked whole days.

Now all that remains for me is to breathe deeply, focus on this moment and proof read what I have written.

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