Stop and reflect when you hear yourself saying "I don't have time"!!

“I don’t have time” is a phrase I’ve been hearing quite regularly (myself included). At certain times when I’ve heard myself thinking this I’ve had to pause and be really honest with myself. We all have the same time available and for me it’s all about how you are prioritising the things you value. I’d love to hear your thoughts!! If you’d like a PDF of reflection prompts to guide you through a process of turning this limiting belief around CLICK HERE!

Openness Requires No Effort

I’ve just started exploring the teachings of Pema Chodron - who is a Western Buddhist Nun, author and teacher - and they are so beautiful and very much linked to the teachings of Yoga. In this VLOG I share a quote from her about self existing openness. I’d love to hear your thoughts and how you might uncover this openness for yourself in your daily life - comment below.

Designing your Life Garden

I have an audio practice for you today that supports you to take a look at your life as a garden. What plants would be in it? How much water (your energy) is needed to make each flourish? What weeds have crept in that are sucking the life out of other more important plants?

This reflection is based on Pedram Shojai’s practice in his book ‘The Art of Stopping Time’ - I’ve added a couple of ideas and recorded for you to take some time out to reflect whether your life is a default garden or one you’ve consciously designed.

Grab a pen and journal and a hot cuppa. Sit in the sun and reflect. I’d love to hear so let me know - What made it into your life garden? What weeds are you going to pull out?

Comment below!

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What are we using to cover over our inner life?

This video post is a bit of a funny one maybe....and I'm not just talking about the crumb on my right cheek (?!). I could have re-shot this but I'd rather keep it real (I'd just eaten lunch guys!!). These ideas around luxury and comfort and of course their opposite - austerity -  could be taken as extreme perhaps but I've been contemplating these things for a little while. Of course austere for one person could be viewed as luxury to another - it's fairly subjective. And I guess as food for thought you can take these ideas at whatever stage you are at on this journey - for some of us getting up at 5am to do our yoga practice is an austerity for others it's normal and wonderful and no longer a challenge - we can of course keep upping the ante. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and what ideas arose for you around this topic. What can you take from it?

PS: Apologies for the still shot that accompanies this video -  I look like I'm snarling - caught me at a bad moment!!