Check this video about being authentic despite not always being mindful.
Giving our selves permission to 'be' however we need to be, and allowing ourselves the space to experience our emotions as they come. It is natural, especially in the fast paced Western world and in cities like Sydney, to feel overwhelmed and at times not really have the space to experience the full depth of our own emotion. I enjoy the concept that mindfulness while potentially bringing the Western world a powerful way to combat the overstimulated existence, also potentially adds a new pressure on us about how to behave or how to be. Refreshing video!
And Wherever You Happen To Be...
If you are anything like me, you are managing too many things right now. And it is not only you and I, my friend, our society follows in hordes. Sydney statistically has amoung the hardest working employees anywhere in the Western world.
It turns out that with these amazing gadgets designed to make our lives easier, we are in fact trying to do more things. Add to that the fact that we have supercomputers in our pockets and dozens of screens everywhere we look, and you have the perfect storm for over stimulation and over-functioning.
This article is designed to be the antithesis to life in major western cities around the world today. If you are reading this far in, it safe to assume that you are interested in the concept of slowing things down a notch or two. Perhaps you have even tried a few ways, but haven't quite found the pace that suits you yet. Lets think through some ideas.
Gandhi said that "there is more to life than its speed" and I think he was on to something. I wonder if we were always so busy and what we are trying to achieve by doing so much all the time. Our adrenal glands must hate us. If any of the above ideas work for you, try them. There is no time like the now and now is a great time!
All the best,
Imagine the blue grey volcanic mountains holding their position, while the wind blows down to a Mayan tribe watching from below. A boy walking head down catches an elders’ eyes and she decides to ask the child why he looks so glum. “My parents are arguing again, there is no food or money and this years crops are looking pretty shady- I haven’t really been sleeping very well because of it all.” he says.
“Well then I know just the solution!”
Ray Medhora can be found practicing child and family therapy in Sydney Australia as well as training other aspiring counsellors to help them reach their goals.. Ray always feels odd writing in third person.