It's the nature of the mind to think. Thoughts arise like waves in the ocean, you can't stop them, but you can accept them as the inherent nature of the mind. But if you drop down, still the mind, go further down, it's like going many feet under the waves, where it is all gentle, quiet, present and awake. So, you don't have to shout anything down or out, you have to dive deeper into yourself, to just notice...observe, without judgement. That is mindfulness, the awareness that
Teaching has become an extremely high-stress profession, especially over the past 15 years. There is ample research that proves that teacher stress, anxiety, burnout, and job dissatisfaction are at an all-time high, thanks to various factors like increased pressure, unreasonable demands from parents and the system, technology and the new student-teacher-parent dynamics. All this makes the much-neglected facet of mental fitness for teachers, an issue of critical importance, on
Home -- where love, hope and dreams reside. A sanctuary where beautiful memories are created, close people always feel rested, and the heart-to-hearts and laughter never ends. Where it's not the bricks and beams, or the furniture and comforts one loves the most, but who we share it with, be it a person, an animal or just our very own higher self. Wish you all that special feeling called "home". #gratitide #mindfulness #nilgiris #india #Mindfulnessretreats #mindfulnesstrainer
One of the most beautiful ideas we've embraced this year is of creating space for mindful "slowness." Part of it has been to weave some concepts of Slow Food in to our daily lives -- the awareness of the sheer pleasure of food, using fresh homemade products, produced in a way that respects both the environment and the producers. The food is good, clean, and fair, which means it's flavoursome, and cultivated without harming one's health or the environment. It's the understandi
The most soothing sight in the summer is the lilac tide of Jacarandas, bursting through the sharp heat of the mountain sun. The most romantic, is to walk on a path lined by Jacarandas, softly showered by their pristine petals...fully aware of how that moment was created just for you. #mindfulnessexercise #mindfulnesstrainer #benefitsofmindfulness #mindfulnessspeaker #Mindfulness #mindfulnessworkshops #mindfulnesstraining #nilgiris #HealingHideaway #Retreats #top10spiritualret
The truth is, you and I are in control of only two things : how we prepare for what might happen, and how we respond to what just happened. The moment when things actually do happen belongs to God.
- Devon Franklin #truth #mindfulness #mindfulnessworkshops #mindfulnessspeaker #mindfulnesstraining
In moments like this one wonders if God has showed up, or we've showed up for God. #mindfulnesstrainer #Mindfulness #mindfulnesstraining #mindfulnessspeaker #mindfulnessworkshops #7PointMeditation #guidedmeditation #ecotherapy #consciousness #God #FindingGod #spiritualpractice #Nilgiris #Indianbuddhists #meditationretreats #top10spiritualretreats
Eastern countries devised some beautiful rituals around tea. These were about more than just drinking tea. They were about bonding, mental health and emotional well-being. The Japanese made it an art form…a carefully crafted practice of mindfulness, best summed up in the Zen phrase "ichi-go ichi-e", which means "one time, one meeting". The phrase encapsulates the beauty, uniqueness and impermanence of the present moment. According to researchers at Yale, holding a warm cup of
Glowing full moon on Guru Purnima!
This is a tradition dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers, or evolved, beings who have shared their wisdom with you in a manner that has enriched or deepened your knowledge, or life experience. Though it's traditionally celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains, anyone can partake in this wonderful tradition. If you have ever had a guru, which simply means someone who has "taken you from darkness to light" (could even be a parent/ b
Many relationships are transient in our lives. They have a shelf life, there for a certain time, but always with a purpose, even though we may not see it without ample introspection. The purpose could be to bring us momentary joy, shine a light on our emotional chasms, hold a mirror to our hidden selves, highlight our frailties, our strengths. Or hard as it may be, to just teach us a lesson about people, life, instincts, and the myriad complexities of the human heart and mind
There is so much chatter about mindfulness, but what are the various things that comprise living mindfully everyday? How do you inhabit the moment? One simple way is to just be aware...mindful...of what is around you. We often take our surroundings so much for granted that we can seldom recall details of things that we see on a daily basis. We may take the same route to work, but may not even notice the places we pass, or the permanent fixtures, or people on the way. We may c
Ever wondered why most people are more stressed than ever before? This is a pretty huge question, the answer to which lies in a complex web of changing social beliefs, systems, dynamics and technology! To begin with, the very fibre of our social fabric had changed. Gender roles are no longer well defined in most modern societies, and that changes the way family units operate, interact and negotiate the course of their relationships. Often people are caught in a trap of deeply