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Live More Mindfully – Article by Pieter van Zyl (March 2014)

Learning to live in the here and now is a powerful tool for coping with the stresses of everyday life and van bring peace of mind. LET each mouthful of food be a celebration of life. Experience that roast leg of lamb and potatoes served for Sunday lunch with all your senses: feel the texture on your tongue, savour the aroma and taste.

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy – By Linda Kantor

There is a story about William James, the foremost American psychologist who was lecturing at Harvard in the early 1900. James suddenly stopped when he recognized a visiting monk coming from Sri Lanka in the audience. Directing his attention to the monk he is reported to have offered his chair, “You are better equipped [...]

The Guesthouse by Rumi

This being human is a guest-house
Every morning a new arrival
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor
Welcome and entertain them all

Love After Love by Derek Walcott

The time will come
When, with elation,
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror
And each will smile at the other's welcome
And say sit here. Eat

Lost (Old Native American Elder Story)

Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you go is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen.

A Mind Full Of Running – Article by Catharina Robbertze

Run. Don't think about the report that has to be finished by Friday, the kids that have to be picked up from school, the idiot who drove behind you in this morning's school run, or the car that has to go in for a service. Don't even think about the next 10km. Just run. [...]

Mindfulness in the Work Place – By Linda Kantor

Two years ago we were offered a contract to facilitate workshops at one of South Africa’s leading Petrochemical companies. Our brief was to improve safety and build relationships between the employees on the plant and to build stress resilience.