There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that practising gratitude has positive impacts on health and happiness, and of all the things that contribute
to a life well lived, a habit of being grateful might be the simplest path. The long-term positive benefits of gratitude include improvements in mental
health, sleep, relationships, social connection, wellness and resilience.
Recently we partnered with Humanity in Business to co-host a conference on Authentic Leadership where we heard from a cross section of people ranging from those of us who teach mindfulness in organisations and their clients, academics who research and teach leadership, and a number of former CEO’s who have transformed failing businesses into thriving ones.
Have you ever seen or experienced something so beautiful that you were at loss for words ? In that very moment we have a deep knowing that there is nothing to add or subtract, no improvement to fix it.
We work so hard at everything. And anything can become one more task to do – including our mindfulness practice.
A little while back I attended a 9-day retreat with Patrick Kearney (www.dharmasalon.net), an excellent and very experienced meditation teacher. He gave some wonderfully helpful guidance for those of us with active minds (for whom isn't this relevant?) so I want to share some of those insights here. The bottom line is: "Don't try too hard to get your mind to stay concentrated, because concentration is not that important and it will only blow up in your face!"
Shenanigans is such a great word. It is a noun that means: mischief, trouble, pranks, high-jinks, tomfoolery.
This tree is here. It is no longer alive in the biological sense, but in the sense of participation and presence and contribution, it is very much alive.
Every year in October on 23 degrees Latitude and 151 Longitude (Facing Island) a couple of eagle parents give birth to a convocation of little eagles
- gawkish and loud and wild.