Category Archives: Presence

The Five Checks to do Every Morning

Starting your day with a body mindfulness connection makes a huge difference to how well your day flows and how productive you are. The core questions to ask, and areas to check each morning are (in order of importance):

How grounded am I?
That is how well are you earthed to the ground. How solid do your feet feel below you when you get out of bed and start your day?

How centered am I?
Do you feel your center of gravity in, or just under, your belly button? Or is the centre of gravity in your head, where a lot of people have it? Which leads to the next question…

How embodied am I?
That is, how fully in your body do you feel? Are you residing in all of it, or just in parts? Are there parts that feel numb or hollow? Are there parts you don’t feel or can’t feel into? Do you feel a disconnect from the neck down? that is, does your head feel separate from your body?

How connected am I to the present moment?
How much of your awareness is operating in reality right now? How much are you aware of your present moment surroundings, without past and future thought forms and memories interfering?

They are probably the top four questions to ask automatically when you wake up each morning, the top four checks. Once they are handled, you can ask the next question…

How connected am I to the Universe?
Once you are in your body, then check how connected your awareness is to the outside world around you. Your sense of connection to the spirit of all people and living things. This plugs your intuition into the flow of the world.

Do all of the above each morning and you are in for a very productive and fulfilling day!

Connecting Deeper and Lowering Suicide Rates

I was alarmed by the figures of youth suicide reported in the paper in Melbourne today. 3,128 (aged 15-44) died by suicide in a single year. This is almost three times the amount of deaths from car accidents each year. Every day, there are about 8 suicides and 180 attempts. So that means that thereContinue Reading

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 materialContinue Reading

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