MfH Week 7

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BEING WHOLE - Body Like a Mountain, Heart Like the Ocean, Mind Like the Sky

Step 6 (days 1-3). Being Whole - body like a mountain, heart like the ocean, mind like the sky

Introduction

  • This week build on the previous two steps.
  • In step four: learned to soften towards experience of pain.
  • In step five: learned to seek out the pleasant.
  • This step: cultivate broad awareness that is stable, kind and confident.
  • Previous stages close-up lens of awareness.
  • Now pulling back to wide-angle perspective - a 'bigger container' of awareness.
  • Rest within flow - pleasant and unpleasant experiences like waves on ocean.
  • Be like a yacht, rather than a dinghy!
  • Let go of automatically resisting the unpleasant and grasping on to pleasant, which leads to secondary suffering.
  • Instead enjoy the depth and breadth of experience, just as it is.
  • Bathe all experience in a kind and warm breath of well-wishing towards ourselves.

Step 6 (days 4-6). Being Whole - body like a mountain, heart like the ocean, mind like the sky

Going deeper

  • How are you getting on with cultivating self-compassion?
  • Can overcome the 'billiard ball' approach to life, bouncing reactively off experience.
  • Even-mindedness is more stable and life-affirming.
  • Acknowledge things before we react and choose helpful response.
  • Acceptance is beautiful but not the same as passive resignation or indifference.
  • It's active - wholeheartedly engaging with experience.
  • As you accept you will change. Gradually your life will change for the better!
  • Can guide flow of change towards how we most want to live.
  • Can live in harmony with things - turn life from struggle and unease, to …
  • … A life flavoured by calm, initiative and confidence!

Mindfulness in Daily Life exercise

Step 6 Days 1-3

Spend 5 minutes a day listening to sounds. If have impaired hearing do same exercise with another sense: taste, touch, sight or smell. Continue to experiment with timer and baseline diaries.

Mindfulness in Daily Life exercise

Step 6 Days 4-6

Spend 5 minutes a day looking at things around you. If have impaired sight do same exercise with another sense: taste, touch, hearing or smell. Continue to experiment with timer and baseline diaries.


Monday - 19/05/2014

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Tuesday - 20/05/2014

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Wednesday - 21/05/2014

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Thursday - 22/05/2014

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Friday - 23/05/2014

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Saturday - 24/05/2014

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Sunday - 25/05/2014

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Sorry ;) HAD A REALLY BAD WEEK, HEALTH WISE ...

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