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Added on April 19, 2014

Listen Mindfully
Do you ever anticipate what someone will say in a conversation? Are you always right? What if you took a beginner’s mind and listened with complete, open non-judgemental awareness? How would that change the conversation? Eckhart Tolle says: When you…

Added on March 19, 2014

Looking For World Peace?
A good place to start is with self-compassion. The Dalai Lama said: “We can never obtain peace in the world if we forget the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves.” So why is self-compassion, self-forgiveness so hard? Want…

Added on March 9, 2014

Do You Carry The Past Like Baggage In Your Mind?
“If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” Eckhart  Tolle…

Added on February 22, 2014

Today’s Positive Thought
“When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize…

Added on February 17, 2014

Remember You’re Not Alone
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” Albert Schweitzer…

Added on February 15, 2014

Pathways in the Mind
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental…

Added on February 11, 2014

Happiness
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens. But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Helen Keller, 1929…

Added on February 7, 2014

Today’s Positive Thought
Today’s quote from Matthieu Ricard: “We must distinguish between spirituality and religion. Adopting a religion remains optional, but becoming a better human being is essential.”…

Added on January 23, 2014

Today’s Positive Thought: Show Up
Today’s positive quote is from Woody Allen: 99% of success comes from just showing up. So it is with meditation. Just show up to your practice every day. You don’t need to meditate seriously, you don’t have to meditate for…

Added on November 12, 2013

Thought for Today: Intention
The Dalai Lama Says: “We should regularly turn our minds within and investigate whether we are sincere or not, irrespective of what others may think. From our own point of view we should principally rely on the two powers (mindfulness…

Added on October 1, 2013

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Inflammation
A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison earlier this year compared Mindfulness Meditation with a relaxation program to see if the physiological effects on the body’s response to inflammation were similar. This is of particular relevance to the treatment…

Added on September 22, 2013

How do You Increase Your Positivity?
Watch this video of a great talk by Rick Hanson, explaining in simple terms the neuroscience of positivity.  What we focus on gets stronger, so focus on the good things in your life.…

Added on August 26, 2013

Why Meditate?
In his book Conquest of Mind, Eknath Easwaran says: “Meditation is warm-up exercise for the mind, so that you can jog through the rest of the day without getting agitated or spraining your patience.”…

Added on August 24, 2013

Learning to Take Life Less Seriously
When meditating, it’s helpful to hold the mouth in the pose of “the Buddha’s smile”, ie the corners of the lips relaxed and slightly upturned. It reminds us not to take our meditation, or ourselves, too seriously.   Our minds…

Added on May 14, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness
Watch this and be uplifted. Learn more about the value of Kindness in our Mindfulness Course starting this week. Last chance to register!…

Added on April 23, 2013

Thought for Today
“Don’t believe everything you think, thoughts are just that – thoughts!” Allan Lokos…

Added on April 21, 2013

The Gift of Adversity
Next time you wish that something bad was different or hadn’t happened remember we only grow from adversity. In the words of Winston Churchill: “Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it.”…

Added on February 5, 2013

Thought for Today
Mindfulness teaches us that it’s not what happens to us that affects us, it’s our perception of it, what we take on board and how we choose to respond.…

Added on December 21, 2012

The Mindful Workplace
If you’re interested in Mindfulness in the Workplace, this article gives some data around why it’s a good idea both for executives and staff to learn a Mindfulness practice. The article cites increased productivity, improved decision making, decreased retention rates,…

Added on December 15, 2012

Mindfulness, Character Strengths & Weight Management
According to Ryan Niemiec from the VIA Institute on Character the missing links to maintain weight loss are mindfulness and the use of one’s character strengths. Click here  to read the full article. Holidays are a time of year when…

Added on November 30, 2012

Today’s Quote
“The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.” — St. Thérèse de Lisieux…

Added on November 25, 2012

Thought for the Day
“Do I want the present moment to be my friend or my enemy?” The present moment is inseparable from life, so you are really deciding what kind of relationship you want to have with life.” Eckhart Tolle…

Added on November 15, 2012

Thoughts
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”  Eckhart Tolle Most of us believe that our thoughts are based on truth. This isn’t always so. Thoughts are just energy impulses, the firing of neurons.…

Added on November 1, 2012

Positive Thoughts for the Day
Quotes on Mindfulness from Eckhart Tolle: “All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.” “To offer no resistance to life is to…

Added on October 31, 2012

Positive Thought For The Day
“My actions are my only true belongings.”  – Thich Nhat Hanh…

Added on October 29, 2012

Positive Thought For The Day
“Find what you love to do. Find your passion. Know what makes you want to get up in the morning; that’s all you need.”  Condoleezza Rice…

Added on October 26, 2012

Equanimity
Are you beating your head against a brick wall? Equanimity: the capacity to accept that sometimes life simply is what it is. We fight against this reality. We want life to be the way we want it to be, we…

Added on October 24, 2012

Just Breathe
Sitting. Sitting and watching. Sitting and watching the breath. Just breathe. Watch the breath as it comes and goes. Stay with the breath, your connection to the body, to what is real and present. Bored. Mind wanders. I wonder what…

Added on October 23, 2012

Ever Wanted To Go On A Silent Retreat?
When I told my family and friends that I was going on a 9-day silent meditation retreat they had one of two reactions: either they thought I was crazy – “how can you not talk for 9 days?!” Or they…

Added on October 9, 2012

Using Mindful Awareness to Solve Problems
“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” Albert Einstein Mindfulness allows us to expand our awareness, to consider new possibilities, to be open and accepting of whatever may be in the present moment. It’s…

Added on October 7, 2012

The Gift of Boredom
Have you ever noticed how beautiful silence is? Try turning off the iPod, the iPad, the iPhone (or equivalents) and see how long it takes you to get bored. Then take the time to enjoy that boredom! That is your…

Added on October 7, 2012

Today’s Mindful Thought
“If you go into a forest with your mind only, you’ll only notice the sounds and the mind will try to interpret them. You might think you’re present; but you’re not really, you’re simply judging what you hear. But if…

Added on September 30, 2012

Mindful Thought for the Day
Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is deeper than any form and untouched by time – Eckhart Tolle…

Added on August 21, 2012

Today’s Positive Video
The words we choose can change lives, our own included. Click here to view this beautiful Youtube clip.…

Added on August 20, 2012

The Illusion of Control
A great blog by Steven Hickman on how most of us have this false illusion of control of our lives. He encourages us to trust in the breath. Click here to read more.…

Added on August 11, 2012

Thought for the Day: “See What It Is”
“For us, as people sitting here meditating, as people wanting to live a good, full, unrestricted, adventurous, real kind of life, there is concrete instruction that we can follow, which is the one we have been following all along in…

Added on August 8, 2012

More Research On Mindfulness
Mindfulness Meditation decreases loneliness and increases immune efficiency in people aged 55-85 years. Click here to read more.  Click here to enquire about learning Mindfulness Meditation.…

Added on July 15, 2012

Sustain 2012: Organic Expo & Green Show
If you’re interested in sustainable living, come to this year’s Sustain Expo at Moore Park on Sat 21 & Sun 22 July. Learn from the experts plus taste, sample and buy from thousands of affordable products and services. In addition,…

Added on July 11, 2012

Meditation Can Help You Manage Pain
Experienced meditators know that meditation has pain-relief benefits. But scientists have now shown that not only is the brain’s perception of pain altered during meditation, but actual brain activity is also affected. Click here to read the full article. If…

Added on July 10, 2012

How To Improve Attention & Focus
A Mindful Brain is one that has good Attentional Control. Sounds like something we all could use. But the fact is that our minds naturally jump from one thing to another, like a monkey swinging from branch to branch (hence…

Added on May 6, 2012

Today’s Positive Thought
“Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.” Frank A. Clark…

Added on May 1, 2012

High School Exams This Year?
If you have a teenager in your family preparing for the NSW School Certificate or Higher School Certificate exams this year you and they may be feeling some stress or anxiety. When young people feel under pressure to perform well…

Added on April 29, 2012

What is “Mindful Acceptance”?
The foundation of Mindfulness is Acceptance. We talk about accepting the “now” with equanimity, but how does one do this when the “now” is a situation that is full of pain? Jon Kabat-Zinn (JKZ  )says that accepting things the way…

Added on April 27, 2012

Are You Thinking Too Much? How To Live A Mindful Life
Are you living your life or running towards your death? Every moment you live mindfully is a moment you have truly lived.  If you’re usually trapped in your head, thinking about and analysing the past or trying to predict the…

Added on April 1, 2012

Meditation Heals Soldiers with PTSD
Watch this amazing documentary which follows the path of 5 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder as they take part in a Loving-Kindness Meditation Course at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Centre.  …

Added on March 2, 2012

Today’s Positive Thought
“Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you”   If you’ve made a commitment to yourself in 2012 to be happier and more relaxed, this…

Added on February 5, 2012

Seeking Life Balance?
Looking for some balance in your life?  Take each moment at a time. Remember, there will always be stressful situations, but if you put aside the “story” which is a product of your own creation, put aside the “what if’s”,…

Added on February 2, 2012

Today’s Positive Thought
“When you drop your expectations that a person, a situation, a place, or an object should fulfill you, it’s easier to be present in this moment because you’re no longer looking to the next one. Most people want to get…

Added on January 24, 2012

Today’s Mindful Thought
“We can’t Control the Wind, But we have the Power to Adjust the Sails.”…

Added on January 21, 2012

New Course For High School Students
Mindfulness Meditation Course for High School Students in years 9-12 starts on Monday 20th February at 4:15pm. If you want to improve your focus and concentration and learn to manage a busy mind, if you want to cope better with…

Added on November 23, 2011

Thoughts on Meditation
“Meditation is not a means to an end: it is both the means and the end.”  Krishnamurti…

Added on November 22, 2011

Mindful Driving
Starting your drive to work each day with Mindfulness can set a wonderful balanced tone for the day. Eckhart Tolle says “When you get into your car, after you close the door, pause for a few seconds and observe the…

Added on November 19, 2011

Don’t Get Caught Up In Negative Emotions
Afflictive emotions—our jealousy, anger, hatred, fear—can be put to an end when you realize that these emotions are only temporary, that they always pass on like clouds in the sky. – Dalai Lama…

Added on November 1, 2011

How to Suffer Less
Everyone wants to stress less and enjoy life more. But stress is a fact of life. There will always be good days and bad days, joyful and sad days… and that’s OK. Take each day as it comes, accept what…

Added on October 26, 2011

Freedom from “the Thinker”
The beginning of freedom is the realisation that you are not “the thinker”. The moment you start watching “the thinker”, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realise that there is a vast realm of intelligence…

Added on October 7, 2011

Positive Thought for the Day
“You are not “in the now”; you are the now. That is your essential identity–the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That’s the equation.” Eckhart Tolle Learn Mindfulness…

Added on October 5, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw…

Added on September 29, 2011

Positive Thought for the Day
“The basis of optimism does not lie in positive phrases or images of victory but in the way you think about causes.” Martin Seligman…

Added on September 22, 2011

Be Mindful, Always
The more significance you give the moment, the more the moment has the opportunity to be significant. Attempt to step out of living in the past and the future: be present in your life as much as you can be.…

Added on September 21, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of standing still.” Japanese Proverb…

Added on September 16, 2011

Taming the Monkey Mind
“The mind is like a monkey swinging from branch to branch through the forest. In order not to lose sight of the monkey, we must watch the monkey constantly and even be one with it.”  Thich Nhat Hanh This month’s…

Added on September 7, 2011

To Be Happy, Connect
Social connectedness is one of the 12 important ways to get lasting happiness in your life, according to Sonja Lyubomirsky. And this is not a new idea. The Talmud says “If I am not for myself, who will be for…

Added on September 4, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a…

Added on September 2, 2011

Last Day For Discount – Learn Mindfulness Meditation
As the Tibetan poet, Milarepa said: “The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation”. There is never a better time to learn. Last day for Early Bird discount today for Mindfulness Meditation…

Added on August 30, 2011

Have You Had “Learn to Meditate” On Your To-Do List?
If you’ve been thinking of learning to meditate, now is a great time to enrol in our September Mindfulness Meditation course as the Early Bird Discount ends this Friday 2nd Sept. In this course you will learn What happens to…

Added on August 24, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Use whatever challenge comes into your life as a kind of fuel for the flame of consciousness. That is done through surrender to what is. Some people may need more of that than others. If you choose presence in your…

Added on August 21, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale…

Added on August 17, 2011

Being Mindful of Being in the Now
Consider this: if you are not consciously aware of the moment you are currently in, you may never quite be where you actually are! Click here if you wish to learn how to be mindful in your everyday life.…

Added on August 13, 2011

Today’s Positive Video
Ryan Niemiec from the VIA Institute talks about how many movies portray character strengths that can inspire, uplift us and build positivity. Click here to view.…

Added on July 9, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Today’s Positive Quote is from Dale Carnegie:  “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.” Taking a chance on reaching your dreams builds…

Added on July 7, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
If you’re on a difficult journey or are procrastinating over an important decision or action, these words from Martin Luther King may ring true for you: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase,…

Added on June 29, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Kindness “Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this…

Added on June 22, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”  Muhammad Ali…

Added on June 13, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
I wonder if William James was referring to Meditation and Positive Education when he said: “The faculty of bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will…an education which should improve…

Added on June 10, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
We all have past memories that we’d prefer to let go of – perhaps something we did that we regret, or something that was done to us. Whatever it is, it’s important to remember that we are not defined by…

Added on June 4, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive. –Howard Thurman  …

Added on May 30, 2011

Today’s Positive Message
“Imagine life as a game in which you’re juggling 5 balls: Work, Family, Health, Friends, Spirit, and trying to keep all of these in the air at the same time. You’ll soon understand that Work is a rubber ball. If…

Added on May 30, 2011

Positive Thought for the Day
Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there—buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. ~ Deepak Chopra…

Added on May 25, 2011

Positive Thought for the Day
Remember this:  your most dominant beliefs always win.  So choose to believe good things about yourself and your future.…

Added on May 24, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Being positive is not only the ability to see the good side of things, but the skill of turning a negative event into a positive outcome. Studies show that meditation increases positivity.…

Added on May 22, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“When your life situation is all you know about yourself then you miss life. You may be very good at dealing with your life situation, but you miss life. You never really get anywhere. Life is now, not in the…

Added on May 18, 2011

Today’s Positive Video
Ed Diener speaks on using Strengths at work.…

Added on May 17, 2011

Today’s Positive Video
Barbara Fredrickson speaks on Positivity…

Added on May 11, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Mindful living reminds us that we must be in the present because that is all we ever really have – don’t lose sight of the uniqueness of each moment.…

Added on May 10, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
Research shows that positivity encourages motivation, creativity and resilience, which suggests that it’s not success that leads to happiness; rather happiness leads to success!  …

Added on May 6, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. –Sir John Lubbock…

Added on May 4, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Instead of creating expectations of what should or should not be happening, cooperate with the form that this moment takes. Bring a ‘yes’ to the isness, because it’s pointless to argue if it already is. A greater intelligence is available…

Added on April 28, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” Nelson Mandela…

Added on April 23, 2011

Today’s Positive Thought
“Through Mindfulness we discover a way to develop a stillness in the midst of activity. Then, even the most mundane, repetitive experiences – such as eating, walking or answering the phone – can be drawn into the field of meditative…




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