Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Melli is back!

Melli O'Brien (a.k.a Mrs Mindfulness) is the wonderful Australian woman who organised the Mindfulness Summit that I took part in last October (which was like an incredible immersion course in mindfulness and really cemented the fundamentals of the practice in my mind).

She has just started emailing fresh links to little audios on the topic once again. Hooray! I love her manner (sweet and soft) and she is really understatedly clever and on-point. 

Anyway the first email she sent out was about 2 weeks ago called 'The Biggest Obstacle to Mindful Living'.

I've only just listened to it and it is lovely. She says the greatest obstacle to mindful living is attachment to craving.  This reoccurring thought 'I need something more'. Always striving for the next thing that will make us happy. Hoping that the 'next thing' will fill us up.  Mindfulness is about learning to identify those cravings (thoughts) but not hook to them.. and as always using nice long slow deep breaths to bring us back to the now.

Recommended listening anyway. Part two has just arrived so I will listen to that this week as well.

Love, Mrs D xxx

1 comment:

  1. Melli O’Brien makes so much sense. Modern society is always urging us to do something more, to be something more, but those thoughts will drive us crazy. Being mindful is not easy, but it seems like a good way to stay sane amidst all the hubbub.