Mindfulness for children

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Drop back into some of your own childhood memories, and you’ll see that you were practising mindfulness as well. Remember lying stretched out on the lawn on a warm summer day? Remember noticing how each slow, deep breath drew in smells of cut grass and the delicate perfume of flowers? Remember how you had the knack to pick up on the faintest sounds, such as the drone of a bee in the foliage, the crinkle of each blade of grass under your feet, or a mower being used in the distance? You were once an expert at being present, and you can be once again.

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Mindful Living In The World

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This timeless, witnessing awareness has been hypnotized (distracted) by a fictitious, self-centered, ‘me’ story of being born in form (the illusion of limitation and separation). It all starts with the ill-conceived idea of believing ourselves (as awareness) to be limited to the body-mind, personal experiences, beliefs, social-cultural conditioning, etc.

Once you realize and fully accept that you are not the form/content (your thoughts, moods, sensory perceptions, social roles and personal story), which are all inevitably subject to change- therefore illusory, you can finally rest as the unchanging, unconditioned awareness that you are; the natural, essential state of beingness that cannot be named, only known, through direct experience.

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Deja Vu – Seeing The Future

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Deja vu, is a term that was first coined by the French psychic researcher, Emile Boirac. Deja vu means ‘already seen’ – and is also called ‘paramnesia’. Deja vu is often used to describe the feeling that comes over you, when you are in a situation that you feel like you’ve been in before, but haven’t. It is a sensation that can be triggered by visiting somewhere for the first time.

Or having a conversation with someone. This feeling can be incredibly strong, often giving people cause to stop in their tracks. They rack their brains to try to remember if it is something that has actually happened. And when they realize that it hasn’t, it can be very disconcerting.

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Developing Your Intuition

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We all have gut feelings about things that happen in our lives, yet  not everyone takes notice of them, or more often than not people look at a situation after the event knowing that they could of acted differently. If they had took more notice of their feelings and thoughts. It is quite common that people will state afterwards that something was nagging away in their mind or stomach. We all get these feelings and thoughts, but its no help stating we saw it coming after the dust has settled. To be intuitive you need to act on those feelings before the event. Hopefully I will help you to do just that.

The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri which translates as “to look inside” or “to contemplate.” Yes to contemplate and to think through something, the first law of intuition, is in learning to think through a problem properly, to use your common sense.

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