Change is a natural part of life, in every moment things are always changing. Yet we can often try to keep things the same.
What if instead we were to work with change, allowing it it to happen and going with it instead.
For example when we listen to our bodies, what may have felt good a year ago may not do so now. What If instead of resisting this we work with our bodies and do what feels right in the now, working with it instead.
This is not to say that our work or efforts should not be challenging in some way but that we work with our nature and natural changes, just as nature does itself.
As a tree grows it has to work with the ground it’s in and the changing weather that appears naturally.
Just like this, we too have to work with the way we are and the environment we are in. As a result we will adapt and grow naturally with it.
Finding balance in our lives is a constant re-adjustment. As we are always changing and life is always changing, how much we need to give or recieve in certain areas is always adjusting.
With this, our mindset has to readjust also and sometimes we may experience a lag. We may perceive that we need more than we do based on past experiences or give more than we need to for the same reason, or to strive for something that is not necessary for our lives.
In finding balance our bodies and minds are the best signal, if we are out of balance and giving too much in a certain area we will be certain to feel the symptoms, such as fatigue or stress and if left too long this can worsen.
The first step to finding or refinding our balance then is to listen to ourselves and the feedback our body is giving and then make the adjustments accordingly.
We may need to either reduce or increase certain activities to find our balance again.
Another helpful practice can be to sit down and reevaluate our goals and see what still fits with where we are now and where we want to be. As we grow and change our goals will naturally change and/or we can find a different path.
Lastly trust your inner self, your intuition above all, it will always guide you to what is right for you and the correct balance in your life.
Through discipline in practice we cultivate inner virtues, attaining the higher benefits of long sustained practice such as inner strength and peace of mind.
It’s only through daily persistent efforts of our training and meditation that we can attain these benefits, yet once attained they become a part of you as a person and continue to endure.
The particular practice you do does not matter so much, it is more that it fits with you and your purpose, and this may change over time. Having strong values at your core and the ability to persist on your path will allow you to develop these indestructible skills that enable you to have a better way of life. Enabling you to live in a that is more peaceful and filled with insight and onward growth.
Meditation has become more popular in recent years but it can initially prove a difficult practice to take up.
Like any new practice it takes patience and discipline to start to experience the benefits, but just what are these benefits we can experience from a regular meditation practice?
To help you get started and motivated for your practice I’ve outlined the top 5 benefits below that you can gain from a regular meditation practice.
Stress relief; with a regular daily meditation practice, stress levels reduce and with this many health benefits come from reducing the cortisol levels in your body.
Clearer mind; with regular meditation you will start to notice that your mind becomes far clearer as you develop the ability to observe and detach from your thoughts.
Better control of your mind; As through mediation you learn to observe and detatch from your thoughts this leads you to becoming more in control of your mind and actions as you are able to respond rather than react.
More efficient use of time; Through regular meditation you will also become more present and less easily distracted. This leads you to being far more productive and efficient with your time.
Happiness; By becoming more present, efficient, clear, in control of your mind and having less stress you will naturally become happier. This is our innate state when we are more present, it just gets covered by all the old thoughts and habits that have accumulated in the mind. Through regular meditation this all drops off and you’re left with your natural true happy state 🙂
For more information on how to start a regular mediation practice please get in touch via the form below.
With it being announced just last week that knife attacks are at their highest in London. It has become even more important to learn self defence.
It can be easy to think something may never happen to us personally, yet isn’t it far more important to feel prepared in what ever situation may occur and more importantly to do your best to be able to prevent any situation from happening at all.
By helping yourself in this area you are also helping those around you that you care for by making sure you are aware of these things and what you can do to help yourself get out of it and by doing so encouraging others to help themselves too.
This is most important for those of us with children as they can be the most vulnerable and will follow our example in what action we take to prevent such situations.
For the above reasons I have an upcoming self defence course for ladies only (this time:). The course will start at the end of the month. If you are interested in learning these life saving skills, please get in touch.
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Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information and to start learning the important skill of self-defence.
Understanding self defence is something important for every one of us today living in the unpredictability of modern society and the increasing likelihood of unfortunate attacks.
For this reason I have put together the following 3 fundamentals, so that it may be helpful to some in this respect.
Stance – Having a good stance is important for emitting a strength and confidence in yourself. Your positioning projects out a type of energy where attackers may be much less likely to attack when you emit a strong sense of self confidence.
2. Guard – Having a guard is a sense of readiness, where you have a ready and prepared mindset for whatever may occur.
3. Observance– This is a state where you are observant of all the small things around you and what action to take and not to take. It is not wise for example to walk under a dark underpass at night by yourself or be glued to your phone whilst walking along. These small things can make a big difference to the potential of an attack.
Stay on track of these small things and they can make a big difference to your life and safety. Don’t put yourself in difficult situations or allow yourself to stay in those that are harmful in the long term.
Self defence is not just about street attacks it is also about what you allow in your day to day life and communications. Therefore take the best care of your self and put yourself first where you have to.
For more info and training in this area please get in touch.
In a world that offers so much choice in ways of training and keeping fit, how can you truly know what works best for you as an individual.
Follow these 3 steps to finding a way that works for you;
1.) Experiment; try new things even if its one class or one month, you can’t really know without trying for yourself. Once you have tried you can truly say whether it works for you or not.
2.) Trust your inner feeling; do you feel good whilst practising? What does your body, mind and soul tell you, does it really resonate with you and the person you want to be and become.
3.) What are the results; for this you will need to attend for some time to see if you achieve what it is you wish to achieve in the class or exercise. You can also check in with other attendees in the class and see what their results are and if it is what you are looking for.
The above are my top 3 ways in finding a way that works for you and to do so as quickly as possible. Sometimes it can take a little longer, however you will always gain and learn lessons from whatever you do.
Most often, it is trial and error and of course all important is that you have fun in what you are doing, as well as getting the results you wish to achieve.
Have you ever stopped and noticed how much everything is always changing. That within each moment, are many tiny moments and so many tiny experiences.
Nothing stays the same and no one moment is the same, yet so many of us spend our lives wanting things to stay and remain the same or even moving away from what is.
Yet in each moment there is always change.
What if instead we choose to change with the change, and go with what is, wont we then feel far more happy and at peace.
A great teacher to help us do this is mother nature herself. After spending an hour or two in nature, you will soon find yourself becoming more immersed and flowing with the natural changes that happen in each moment.
This is especially great for those times of stress or worry, as nature brings us back to the here and now, allowing a return to a natural state of inner peace and clarity.
So much happens in each moment that it is purely magical, yet so often we can miss it, caught up in our daily lives, busy with many daily tasks.
Yet you deserve this time; take time out whenever you can and explore the beauty in each moment with the beauty of nature.
Allow nature to teach you to change with change, the moments are so minute that we may just miss them.
‘To Change with Change is the Changeless State’ ~ Bruce Lee
Life can throw us many obstacles, so it makes sense that there are also many ways around them. There’s no one size fits all.
We are all different and so our goals and the obstacles on the way to achieving them will be different.
Often amongst these obstacles, can be the one of getting distracted from our original goal. This can happen in effort to fit in with what others are doing or what we’re told to be achieving.
This getting distracted from our original goal can often be one of the toughest and most deceiving, because we can begin to believe that the goal is ours when it is in fact not.
Always track back to your orginal goals when you set out to achieve something and make sure you stay focused on this. Listen to your inner truth at all times, because it’s your journey and you’re the one who has to put the work in.
Once you are certain of your goal and stay focused on it, you will always find a way and it’s not for others to know or understand it, because it’s your journey.
Other obstacles can be much simpler and come down to our own self awareness, recognising fears and doubts, when to listen to them and when not to.
A useful tool for this is self reflection. It really helps to keep a journal throughout so you can stay self aware through the reflection process.
For more information on how to do this please get in touch to book an intial coaching session.
Obstacles are all in fact our guides, as when we really observe and become aware of what it is showing us we will always find a way either around, over, under or through them.
Just make sure you always keep your inner compass as your guide.