Mindfulness diaries

Introduction

Though we are constant inhabitants of the unknown and certainty will never be entirely in our grasp, we structure our lives- we need to, for a sense of purpose, to achieve things, to instill a sense of clarity.  What's occurred to me evermore in the light of the pandemic is the shock that comes with the loss of structure and control. It's dizzying, uncomfortable and creates genuine panic and pressures on us economically, mentally, socially. I have tried to take this time to focus on the expansion of mental freedom and mental health, I have days with it that are...

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Clutter & distraction

Clutter & distraction

"It’s only by taking myself away from clutter and distraction that I can begin to hear something out of earshot and recall that listening is much more invigorating than giving voice to all the thoughts and prejudices that anyway keep me company twenty-four hours a day. And it’s only by going nowhere — by sitting still or letting my mind relax — that I find that the thoughts that come to me unbidden are far fresher and more imaginative than the ones I consciously seek out.”- Pico Iyer, from ‘The Art of Stillness. Adventures in going nowhere’

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