Human beings have a tendency to function in ‘auto-pilot’ mode. We are hardly ever fully aware of what we are doing, how we are doing it, or even why we are doing it!
Our minds are often a jumble of thoughts and feelings, about the past or the future and rarely about the present moment. With so much going on, it’s no wonder that we unconsciously shift to auto-pilot mode.
Being in auto pilot is useful because we can access certain well established patterns which allow us to function more easily in our day to day lives. But there is a down side to this…we then tend to lose our curiosity about ourselves and about the outside world.
Curiosity is a very important part of mindfulness – because if we can be curious, particularly about ourselves, then we are not necessarily stuck with our emotional pain. We have the potential to learn so much more about ourselves and with that learning comes greater clarity, self-acceptance and hope.
So what is mindfulness?
- It is a state of consciousness which allows us to be just a little bit outside of ourselves and to observe and be curious about what is happening in our minds as well as in our bodies.
- We practice it with an attitude of gentle and loving acceptance. There is no need to analyse or judge what is happening– just being in the present moment and being aware of our thoughts and feelings and the body sensations that come up for us is enough.
In the May program of Fertility and Emotional Well-Being, there will be ma
ny opportunities for you to learn how to practice mindfulness and to experience its healing power.
If you know someone who might be interested in the program, please pass on an invitation to join the group. Places are limited and bookings are essential.