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My name is Kristine Mackenzie-Janson. Mindfulness has been at the heart of my life since I first tasted it in 2000, and I love to share its practice and learn together. More about me here…

My name is Kristine Mackenzie-Janson. Mindfulness has been at the heart of my life since I first tasted of it, and I love to share its practice and learn together. More about me here

Welcome to the online home of Earthy Mindfulness…

Practising Earthy Mindfulness is taking up the invitation to reconnect with our inner world and at the same time, coming home to the awareness of being an inextricable part of this one wild and precious earth, the world around us. And maybe the two are not so different…

This ability to come home, to touch in with the earth and our present moment experience 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.

Mindfulness encompasses all of our senses as we open to our entire experience, becoming more intimately aware of our body, feelings and thoughts, as well as the world around us. We can learn to meet what we encounter in ourselves with warmth and acceptance, including the parts of ourselves – and of the world around us – we might not like and wish were different. Learning to not shrink away from our experience, even when it’s unpleasant, can enable us to live a richer and more helpful life.

If you are looking to explore the practice of mindfulness and coming home 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.
HAPPENINGS contains the practical details of events to come, while EARTH NOTES seeks to gather inspiration in words, images and possible actions 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

 

 

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