Dear Life Clinic readers
Our relationships can sometimes feel like our heads are in a vice being mercilessly squeezed until we feel we are going to explode.
Goldstein and Stahl suggest six qualities they consider vital in developing a more #Mindful approach to relationships which will lead to huge improvements:
This is a quality where you’re open to seeing the other
person and the relationship as new and fresh, and where you’re open to the other person’s perspective.
To kick this off look at your own feelings. Then try to imagine what the other person is feeling. Keep doing this.
This is when you imagine what the other is feeling and then add another dimension - a desire to ease the suffering of the other person. Imagine the person as your own child and how you would comfort them.
This is a quality where you truly wish others well- to be healthy, safe, free from harm and free from fear.
5) Sympathetic joy
This is when you really want to see the other person happy. I often glance across at my wife's face when we are watching a good film. I love to see her enjoyment. It makes me happy.
This is a steady mind - balanced, secure. Equanimity is wisdom, content with change and at ease with the interconnectedness of all life.
That's it! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Dear Life Clinic Readers,
They say that patience is a virtue, but we could all do with a little more of it. Whether we are stuck in traffic or under increasing deadlines at work, mindfulness can help to redirect that feeling of "why me!".
Here are three ways to bring mindfulness to that annoying experience of waiting:
1) Use Breath to deal with uncertainty. When wed slow down, we can better see what option are available. Here at the life clinic we can teach you a new way of breathing.
2) Practice waiting. Maybe you’re on hold for a call, or you’re waiting for your screen to load—each of these opportunities prepare your mind for the bigger moments you have to wait for, like waiting for your baby to settle down to sleep, or waiting for an important meeting to start. Patience is a practice.
3) Show a little kindness. When we show kindness like a smile, it removes the feeling of irritation.
Again, all this is taught at the Taunton Life Clinic. Why not book in for a free consultation today. We have vacancies during the week on Wednesday moring or Thursday evening.
Message Mark or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week!