Category Archives: Presence

Body Mindfulness – Healing Everything in the Here and Now

After a long pause, this blog is back again. I haven’t gone away, the educational process has continued but the information has been published in other ways, mainly through my email newsletter subscriptions and now a bit more through Facebook. But now it is back here again here to offer more ongoing support and material to help you in your goals and life.

I have written a lot about mindfulness over the years and this is because of my weekly Mindfulness class which I run here in Melbourne at the Shambhala Centre, now it its seventh year running. Much of the blog information on mindfulness here on this page came from my Mindfulness newsletter. And resuming again today this will be no exception.

I love what learning body mindfulness and practicing regularly can do for people. Note that there is a big difference between just doing Mindfulness and, doing BODY Mindfulness. My expertise is in the body psychotherapies and that is all body mindfulness.

The more you practice body mindfulness the more the following paragraphs will begin to make sense.

The beauty of working with body mindfulness is it’s continual focus on your present moment sensations and feelings in your body now. If you want to work on any issue from past, present or future, if you think of it for a moment…it is always happening in your body NOW in this moment. Eckhart Tolle puts it well “Only the present can free you of the past”.

Anything you want resolved within you, focusing on your present moment body sensations that are here right NOW, is the big key.Why? Because it is always happening in your body right now. Anything unresolved that you haven’t let go of in the past, your body is still being affected by it now, in this moment, right now. In reality there is no past or future, It is all present now.

So as often as possible, come back to the here and now in your body.

“Attention is essential, but not to the past as past” (Tolle)
Your present moment experience in your body will reveal what ‘past’ stress is in your body right now. So face the here and now in your body and you heal the past (and future) simultaneously. The more you live in your mind/intellect, the more the above paragraphs will not make sense. Because you will be convinced that the past and future are real.  But they actually are not. They are just thought forms in your head. Memories.

Confused a little? Your intellect might be 🙂 because it is the creator of past and future thought forms and memories. But they are not now and never will be.

Are you living your life your way?

“If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You wont lose yourself in the external world and you won’t lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires, may still be there to some extent, but they wont take you over.” (Continue Reading

Enter The Quiet that is already there

In my research travels I came across a quote recently that is worth noting here. “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day”. Deepak Chopra This is very trueContinue Reading

What do you give Space for?

What do you give Space for? You know what you give money for and what you give your time for but, what do you give space for? What is in your life that you stop, relax and open up to just being with? This question will point you towards how mindfully and embodied you liveContinue Reading

Learning to Let Things Happen

Learning to let go the over-use of the intellect isn’t easy in this day and age. But it is a must if you want life to flow more effortlessly and to be able to make better decisions in all areas of your life. Changing on the inside also doesn’t have to be a big effortContinue Reading

Experiencing the Present Moment

One of the crucial benefits of mindfulness meditation and mindfulness based therapy is that it helps you to experience the present moment. As Eckhart Tolle says: “You only ever experience the present moment, or rather what happens in it. If you go by direct evidence only, then there is no time, and the Now isContinue Reading

Successful Present Moments

For those who have known me for a while, you will know that I am a big fan of Eckhart Tolle. I’d like to expand on one of the many quotes from his book ‘A New Earth’ that I like: “What the world doesn’t tell you because it doesn’t know – is that you cannotContinue Reading