I started Pocket Mindfulness as a way of helping others learn about, understand and apply mindfulness in everyday life.
Since its inception, the blog has grown considerably, and it's easy to see how a person landing here for the first time might struggle to find a centering point.
And so I decided to create this ‘Start Here' page, which serves as a guide through must-read posts that will help you get to grips with mindfulness and find a solid foothold for your personal journey ahead.
Living In The Present (Moment)
You're going to hear a lot about living in the moment and being present; so I suggest starting with these posts:
Mindfulness is an evolving journey of self-discovery, and perhaps the most compelling question you will ask along this journey is…
The following post might ring a few bells too…
Re-centering The Mind
At times on your journey, challenged by the competitive, materialistic, grasping nature of our modern world, you'll need some guidance on how to bring your mind home…
Meditation is a great way to temper the monkey mind and centre one's attention in the present. But don't worry if you can't sit in the lotus (cross-legged) position and aren't keen on the idea of traditional meditation, you try these practical mindfulness exercises instead:
Mindfulness and meditation are considered (traditionally) synonymous, and no doubt sooner or later your mindfulness will naturally lead you toward daily meditation practice.
Here are some ways that mindfulness can be cultivated in everyday life.
Living & Dying
Mindfulness is about letting go of the past, being present and cultivating true awareness in the moment. But what about death, where does that fit into this thing called life?
There are lots more posts on the blog to discover, and I hope you enjoy digging around. I look forward to your comments, and sincerely hope your stay with me to share this wonderful journey of life.