Today´s Talk: Mindfulness

Happy:

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Today, in beautiful mountainous surroundings, I held my first speech about Mindfulness.

I was invited by the Occupational Health Services (Bedriftshelsetjenesten) to give an introduction to mindfulness, and to share my story.

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To me, mindfulness is a way of seeing, a way of living, which brings with it inner peace and focus.

I emphasized how I´m dedicated to practice, every day. Then I gave examples of how I do it. How I bring awareness to my senses and to my breathing. How I like to spend time in nature, fully engage in my activities and embrace positive attitudes.

By focusing on the here and now, I don´t easily get caught up in my thoughts and emotions. In such ways, mindfulness helps me deal with stress.

I really enjoyed giving this speech.

Thanks for having me!

At Orreneset/ Sykkylven/ Norway.

See also:
Today´s Talk: Blogging
Today´s Talk: Writing for the Web
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One Breath

When lost in clouds of thoughts:

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I´m a soft silhouette in the windy night, searching for something steady. Something calm, no pity, judgements nor doubts.

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Feelings are flowing through my body, my mind finding unexpected turns.

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Then one breath.

One moment.

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Attending this present moment, best I can.

Mt. Sandvikshornet/ Sykkylven/ Norway.

Mindful Wonder

Change of seasons:

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A sense of déjà vu is sweeping over me, as I´m stopping halfway down the alley. I cannot tell if it is the colors, the shapes or the sounds. It might be the leaves. How fresh the nuts smell.

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 With a childlike wonder I´m connecting with my senses. Using my fingertips. Breathing in. Savoring this moment, before setting off across the grass, noticing how every sound is petering into silence.

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Reminding me of how peaceful and simple life can be.

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And the rawness of it.

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 In a split second there is action.

Wild food for free.

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Everything is evolving naturally.

The flow of life, my stream of consciousness.

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Progress is impossible without change.

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Does anything ever stay the same?

With a sense of wonder at Tennøya/ Haram/ Norway, October 2015.