A professor of Asian Studies once visited a Japanese Zen master. After listening to the professor’s impressive level of intellectual knowledge of Zen, the master served tea. When his visitor’s cup was full, the master kept pouring. Tea spilled out of the cup and over the table. ‘The cup is full!’ protested the professor. ‘No…

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Mindfulness is the methodology by which we mentally stay in the present moment. By doing so, we’re able to manage our behaviour in real time. The first and simplest step to developing genuine presence is to tune in to the senses. Walk through a quick exercise with me to experience for yourself how many new…

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I define mindfulness as maintaining an open hearted awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations and environment in the present moment. It is paying attention in the present moment purposefully, warm- heartedly and non-judgementally. It is experiencing and accepting the present moment as it really is—not how we want it to be, think it should…

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