The Mindfulness Challenge Day 4 – Mindful Teeth Brushing

Brushing our teeth bookends our days.  It’s how we start and finish.  Doing this mindfully lets us start and finish the day in a state of awareness and peace.  It is important and refreshingly easy to make time for ourselves when just adapt practices we already to become mindful.

To brush your teeth Mindfully take a deep breath before the practice and clear your mind.  Once you have done this brush your teeth slowly, taking your time and being aware of the sensations it creates.  Don’t engage with any thoughts that appear, just let them pass.

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Mindful Teeth Brushing

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

 

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The Mindfulness Challenge Day 3 – Making a Cup of Tea

One of the reasons we stop most often during our day is to make drinks.  Whether it’s tea or anything else these provide breaks and time away from the stresses and events of the day.

Approaching the task mindfully let’s you make the most of this freedom.  You can observe the triumphs and stresses of the day; becoming aware of them from a distance and clearing your mind.

This example involves tea but please feel free to apply it your beverage of choice.  Boil the kettle and clear your mind.  Prepare the mug and make the tea.  While doing this let thoughts and emotions rise in your mind but don’t interact with them.  Take your time with the process, maximising the break and time to be aware of yourself and your thoughts.

Find out more about mindfulness here.

Enjoy it!

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Mindful Tea Making

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

The Mindfulness Challenge Day 2 – Mindful Dish Washing

Doing the washing up isn’t everyone’s ideas of fun or their first choice for creating space and time in the day.  However when done mindfully even washing the dishes allows you to step back from your thoughts, letting them rise within you as you observe them.

When you mindfully wash the dishes become only in the present moment.  Feel the temperature of the water, the sounds that are made and any other sensation that occurs.  Allow your mind to be clear and free of thoughts.  Use the time to find peace, awareness and perspective on the day.  Any thoughts or insights that are important will stay with you.

To find out more about mindfulness and how it can help you, click here.

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Mindful Dish Washing

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

The Mindfulness Challenge Day 1 – Mindful Hearing

Welcome to the first part of The Mindfulness Challenge!  Over the week this challenge will show you mindfulness techniques that you can use to bring mindfulness, space and awareness into your day.

Day 1 looks at mindful hearing.  The practice of mindful hearing lets can be practiced from a couple of minutes to any amount of time.

Get comfortable and bring your attention to your breath.  Allow thoughts and emotions to happen in your mind without engaging with them.  After a minute bring your attention to your hearing and let the sounds come to you without effort or strain.

Enjoy the practice.

Mindful Hearing, Mindfulness,  Susan Cox, Minding the Soul, Rochester, Kent, Medway

Mindful Hearing

 

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Coming Next Week: The Mindfulness Challenge

Mindfulness is important to me, I try to live my life by it and can tell in my mood and state when I haven’t been.  Mindfulness allows us to be aware of the world around us on a much greater level and to respond to situations rather than react to them.

I extol the virtues of Mindfulness to those I meet in all areas of my life and have decided to bring Mindfulness to as many people as I can by running a small series called The Mindfulness Challenge next week.  I want to show the benefits of Mindfulness and help even more people to find and benefit from it.

I welcome you to take part in this journey and learn more about Mindfulness, or just to enjoy the experience even further if you already have Mindfulness in your life.

Find out more about Mindfulness here.

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

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Minding the Soul

The Soul Plan Series: #20 Movement, Flow and Seeking

We all have goals.  We all have things which we desire and seek.  Often our happiness is rooted in these: achieving our goal or finding what it is we seek that makes us happy.  The reverse is equally true.  Whether what we seek is a new situation, an object or maybe even our Soul destiny when we actively seek it we can find ourselves enjoying a sense of focus and flow.  Entering this state helps us not only achieve our goal but also find a sense of peace, freedom and discipline.  Time often goes faster when we are enjoying a state of flow and focusing our attention on just one thing, not unlike Mindfulness.

Barriers within ourselves can prevent us from following our hearts or seeking our goals and cause unhappiness.  If the symbol for movement, flow and seeking appears as a challenge in your Soul Plan it means there is an obstacle in your life between you and your dreams, and ultimately your soul destiny.  If this is a strength you will likely be very good at knowing what you want, achieving it and entering states of flow.

If you are curious, find out more here about Soul Plan reading.  Friday’s post will contain details of a prize that can be won!

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The Soul Plan Series: #2 Movement, Flow and Seeking

Love and blessings,

Susan xx

Meltdown

Good evening,

I had to pull in myself into check last week!!  Of all the teaching, counselling  helping and guiding people to find a more fulfilled and joyous mindful way of life I do  – I forgot it myself!

How I hear you say?

I filled my diary to the max with client appointments, training courses, workshops, entertaining.  I filled my diary with preparation for my daughters 16th birthday, cooking, cleaning and so it went on…..

I did not make time for me!!

Saturday evening I went into meltdown, exhausted and teary..

Again, I did not make time for me!!!

So what was going on?   What was my lesson here?  Did I have hurry sickness?

I on reflection was not acting mindfully or being kind to myself.  After my daily morning meditation practice I went from one thing to another;  teaching, counselling  etc.   My day often ended at 1am, not a good example to set. So what have I learned and how shall I move forward?

Well, that is easy as I realise that on some level it was a warning that I am only human and that if I fall too far away from my true self a meltdown occurs.   So this week I have pulled myself back into check.  I have planned some quality time for me and reminded myself to be mindful.

In doing this I am already seeing the benefits.  If I am kind to myself, if I act mindfully,  if I nourish and resource my body and mind.  If I do all these things my body and mind respond with love.

So ask yourself are you being kind and Mindful to your body and mind?

Love and Blessings

Susan xx

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The Soul Plan Series: #14 Soul Reflection

Reflection is an important part of mindful and spiritual living. It lets us reflect impartially on ourselves, events we have been part of or witnessed. This reflection can help us notice if we become too intense, or the reverse and help us observe what may be alluding us. It can also reveal new aspects of our nature to us, whether they be a personality trait or a psychic ability. Reflection is a gift available to us all but if it appears in your Soul Plan it will have special relevance to you. Find out about your Soul Plan here.

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The Soul Plan Series #14 Soul Reflection

Love and blessings,

Susan x

Mindfulness Meditation

Good evening,

After discussing feelings buried alive and EFT & Matrix Reimprinting I want to bring to the fore Mindfulness Meditation. It is so beautifully simple and clear how these all work hand in hand.  Like striking tapestry they blend effortlessly.

In Mindfulness Meditation we learn to see things how they really are in all areas of our life, without judgement.

When we practice Mindfulness Meditation we also learn to slow down, hold things to the light and stop fuelling negative thoughts.  We no longer get involved in the story of thoughts; because when we do we keep our self in a constant state of fight or flight which holds the body in a state of stress.  If we stay in this state it ultimately takes us in a downward spiral keeping us on the same merry go round of destruction, manifesting di-ease of the body and mind.

When embarking on a course of Mindful Meditation we train our mind to stay put; re-training the neural pathways in our brain and thus altering our habitual behaviour, attitudes, core beliefs and self-talk that become ingrained within us.  We learn to become aware and accepting of things in our life without judgement. We accept things just as they are, learning to respond rather than react to situations and things that happen in our everyday life.

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A compassion for others that perhaps we have never experienced prior to meditation is awakened within us. We learn to love our self – something this is often difficult to do.  Joy, peace and happiness follow.

When I embarked on my first eight week Mindfulness Meditation course with a wonderful teacher called Joyce Chi I had no idea what to really expect. My eight week journey was the start of a major personal transformation; one journey which I will be eternally grateful for.

I found this eight week experience so beneficial and profound that I became a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and now offer my own series of courses including the eight week Mindfulness Meditation course.

If I can help you on your journey in whatever capacity that happens to be or you would like to join me on one of the courses I offer.  Find more information here, register your interest by emailing me or subscribing to the mailing list

Love and Blessings Susan xx