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Washing up – Mindfulness Meditation

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washing-up2For most of us

washing up is a chore.

But you can change that.

 

Make it your daily

mindfulness meditation routine.

 

Feel the warmth of the water caressing your hands

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feel the soft bubbles,

move slowly around the plate,

smell the scent of the washing up liquid.

feel the smooth surface

enjoy the different shapes of the dishes

 

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be aware of the beautiful pattern on the plate,

dwell on the plate for a while,

think of how it got there.

Caress the spoon with your sponge,

feel the smoothness of the cleaned glass,

feel calm, don’t rush,

be conscious of the moment.

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Small every day tasks are not wasted moments

but part of precious moments we have in our lives.

Enjoy Washing up!

 

 

Weekly Inspiration No 1

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After a meditation session I attended last year

we were asked to write a letter to ourselves to be opened in a years time.

I just found it:

perfect to start the new year with

here it is:

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I wish this gives you inspiration,

determination, to go on

and love you can draw on!

Much love

from me!

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Meditation

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Come into my garden,

close your eyes,

and join in a short meditation.

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Make yourself comfortable,

Listen to the sounds of the garden,

bees buzzing,

birds chirping,

rustling of the trees,

feel the sensation of the warm sunshine on your skin,

feel the small breeze against your cheeks,

breathe in the warm air,

gently breathe out,

feel the peace within you.

Focus on the stillness of the garden,

some background noises far away.

Let your thoughts wander,

empty your mind,

feel the stillness and peace.

Concentrate on your breath – in and out.

Feel gratitude for this peaceful moment you can enjoy.

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Slowly start wiggling your toes,

Move your fingers,

open your eyes,

stretch your arms and back,

ready to go back to a relaxed and wonderful day!

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My Birthday

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As it is my birthday today, I had the idea of following RoSy’s idea and jot things down which I love and come to my mind right now.

Well I am not a teenager anymore and it is hard to think of 53 things so I went for 13 things as it is my birthdate.

Here we are!

Music          b12

Dancing            b1

Palm trees with a Hammock       b2

Blog                 me7

 Love                    b3

Happiness         b5

Tea                          b4

Friends                    b6

Internet              b7

Laughing                  b8

Chocolate                 b9

Beauty                       b10

Meditation             b11

 

Here the proof that I have grown up!

Then…..

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and now:

I guess I changed a little…….

 

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Please help yourself to some sandwiches and tea and we can celebrate my birthday together!

 

Looking after Body and Mind

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To keep your body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

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Because I felt so stressed recently I booked myself a SPA weekend in a hotel about an hour away from my home.

It was a package and started with a revitalising massage on Saturday. It was beautiful and so relaxing with sweet smelling oils and soothing music, I loved it!  Then I could use the facilities like the swimming pool, the steam room, Sauna and the gym. There were heated tiled lounging chairs to relax on.  I had some meditation sessions in between for relaxing the mind too.

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The hotel was beautiful, the staff was amazing, the food was super (included was lunch and dinner and the next morning’s breakfast) and I enjoyed this weekend thoroughly. It was total bliss!

Sometimes we need to treat ourselves and forget about everything.

Let go off all worries,

stresses and plans and

just be, enjoy and relax.

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I wish you all a great start to the week

and I hope you feel energised and refreshed!

The ABC of genuine happiness – Q

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Q – Quit a bad habit. Quiet your mind

Habits come very easy but breaking a bad habit is rather hard. We all have our little habits we like to stop and sometimes real willpower is needed to do so.

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q2It is worth though breaking a bad habit and once achieved

you will never look back and be grateful you did it.

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Which one will you quit this year?

QUIET your mind

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Meditation is a technique for quieting the mind, shutting down the mind chanter so that we can be still and 100% present with the now”

— Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., Meditation Expert

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Shine and enjoy the NOW!

The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all moments.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

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Being must be felt. It can’t be thought. ~ Eckhart Tolle ~

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an quirky and quiet day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – O

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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O – Own a pet. Observe beauty

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This is my pet Thomas, a very relaxed and loving cat.

He gives me love, warmth and many purrs to keep me happy.

A pet does wonders!

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See the beauty!

Often we walk around not seeing the beauty along the road.

Have a look here!

A thank you to my sister for being able to use her Beauty – ful pictures.

Beauty is all around us.

Lie on the grass and observe the birds flying,

listen to the rustling of the leaves in the wind,

see the little bud of a small daisy flower coming out,

follow the bee how it travels through a flower,

watch the flower move in the breeze

enjoy the colourful butterfly circling round in the air.

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Watching a flower grow is an amazing treat with timelapse

even what we regard as a weed looks wonderful in nature.

 

Let’s look out for the beauty around us!

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“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank

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… to be continued ….

Wishing you  an open-minded and optimistic day!

The ABC of genuine happiness – M

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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M – Meditate daily. Make goals

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Mindfulness is Buddha’s word for meditation. By mindfulness he means: you should always remain alert, watchful. You should always remain present. Not  a single thing should be done in a sort of sleepy state of mind…. you should move with a sharp consciousness. – Osho

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You are never too old to set another goal

or to dream a new dream.

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Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars. – Les Brown

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a magical and memorable day!