During the fist few month of growing from depression, I was so blessed to be guided towards Mindfulness. It was something that had been introduced to me in a book. Couple of weeks later, I met someone ‘randomly’ at a works event, whom after a very brief chat told me , if I got the chance to do an 8 weeks mindfulness course, I should! The sign was clear, I got home and booked myself on the Cardiff course with Vicki Worsley.
I loved everything about the course, from meeting like minded individuals, group discussions, group meditation and most of all knowing that I wasn’t alone, everyone has their challenges.
I took so much learning from the course, my awareness of others and myself grew. I became compassionate towards myself and others. It helped me to respond to challenges instead of reacting. It taught me to keep the small issues small and kept me in touch with what really matters.
People question how I keep a positive attitude, it is because I put the work in and self care is my priority. Truth is, as much as people care for you, you are the only one that can change your life.
Take control, take back the power, take responsibility.
Here’s an interview with my amazing teacher, Vicki Worsley, explaining all about Mindfulness and it’s benefits.
I have just finished reading ‘feel the fear and do it anyways’ and cant believe I haven’t read it before now. I have learnt a lot about myself, how I think and react. The book is full of practical tools to implement into your daily routine, in order to gain power and control of your life.
Saying this, close to the end of the book, Susan Jeffers states the importance of going with the flow of life, accepting that not everything can not be controlled.
Despite of not having control of things like the weather, a friend turning up late or a power cut as your favourite program is about to start. You do have control over how you decide to respond to these events. Continue reading “Going with the flow in Glastonbury”