Living Mindfully

 

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What is Mindfulness?

MINDFULNESS IS SIMPLY (but not always easily) THE PRACTICE OF BEING PRESENT IN THE PRESENT MOMENT

It is truly as simple (and as difficult) as that.

For instance

  • Are you aware that you are breathing just now?
  • Can you feel where your clothes touch your body?
  • Is there any tension or pain in your body or is it relaxed?
  • Are you paying attention, in this moment, to whether you are hungry, thirsty, tired or something else?
  • What about your internal organs – are you aware of them? Perhaps you have had a meal recently and can feel it digesting… Maybe you can pick up the rhythm of your heart beat…
  • What can you see around you? Look again – what did you miss?
  • What can you hear? Listen again…
  • Can you taste or smell anything?
  • How about your emotions? Are you in touch with feelings of hurt, anger, longing, fear, despair, joy……?

 

What stops us from being Mindful?

 

Here are some of the things people often say

  • My life is so busy – so much to do, so little time
  • I find it so hard to relax
  • I worry about things that have happened in the past or which may happen in the future.
  • I feel anxious all the time.
  • I find it really difficult to be still and silent
  • I rarely take time out ‘just for me’
  • I am always doing something

Maybe you recognise or resonate with some of these statements. If so, Mindfulness could help you to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life….

 

At MCTC, we are currently running a Mindfulness Course called

LIVING MINDFULLY

on Thursdays 6.00 – 7.30

and there are still some places left for some of the sessions

There are 6 sessions remaining in which we will focus on different aspects of ourselves

 

16th June              Mindfulness of THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS

23rd June              Mindfulness of the EYES

1st July                  Mindfulness of the EARS

8th July                  Mindfulness of the VOICE

22nd July               Mindfulness in the SENSE OF TOUCH

29th July                Mindful EATING

 

Each session of the course stands alone so people can attend one, some or all of the sessions. And, the sessions build on each other because what we are working towards is a regular practice of Mindfulness so that we can sustain that more peaceful way of living.

If you would like to attend any of the remaining sessions, just get in touch with the office MCTCcomms@outlook.com.

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