Earthy Mindfulness is about reconnecting with both our inner world and the world around us: the awareness of being an inextricable part of this one wild and precious earth.
This ability to re-connect, to come home and touch in with our present moment experience which includes connection with the earth, is an innate capacity we all have. It is the quality of awareness that arises when we know what’s happening, while it’s happening, no matter what it is. It is paying attention to what is occurring in the aliveness of our present moment experience, with an attitude of openness and non-judgmental, or even radical, acceptance. As a life skill, this ability called mindfulness can deepen our sense of well-being and fulfilment.
From this place of being grounded and connected with ourselves and this moment, we may feel inspired in taking compassionate action for the world around us, whether on a social level, or environmental, or simply in connecting more with your neighbouring beings… letting the inner practice inform our outer actions. And who knows where that might lead!
If you are looking to explore the practice of mindfulness and coming home more fully to yourself and to the world, I would love to be part of your journey. The section on MINDFULNESS offers many ways of exploring mindfulness in a way that’s relevant to you. If you feel inspired by the concept of ‘engaged mindfulness’ or compassion in action, take a look at ACTIVE HOPE.
HAPPENINGS contains the practical details of events to come, while EARTH NOTES seeks to gather inspiration in words, images and possible practices to bring earthy mindfulness to life. Do contact me with your thoughts, questions and inspirations…
“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment. It is a turning towards life…. to live life as if each moment is important, as if each moment counted and could be worked with, even if it is a moment of pain, sadness, despair or fear.”
Jon Kabat Zinn
“If the world is going to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”