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Mindfulness, Washing Up, and the Fear Of Missing Out

While it might seem relaxing to watch TV over a meal or think over something else while washing up, where’s the sense of FOMO for the present moment? When not fully present, we’re actually missing out on being alive in that moment, and missing potential insights that will lead to greater freedom.

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Blog: Mindfulness and Creativity

Creative moments, whether they happen as an individual or working with a team, are some of the most rewarding and enjoyable parts of our work.

Yet, it can be hard to be consistently creative, especially if we feel we are always running to deadlines and juggling a thousand things. So how can mindfulness help us bring more creativity into our work?

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Tips for Mindfulness in Daily Life (Part 1)

How can we maintain our ability to stay aware throughout the day, when so many things take our attention and we mostly run on automatic pilot? The modern word for this is mindfulness.

Here are some tips from one of our recent creative weekends.

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Why I started meditating – Dan

Dan O’Brien shares a little of his early story.
“For me…learning about meditation has been like being cooked in a slow cooker – in a good way…”
“Being open to the newness of the experience is often important, though it might be a challenge.”

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Why I started meditating: Richard

Currently on the Karma Yoga program at Clear Sky, Richard shares a little about how he ended up on the meditative path, from learning about Buddhism to embracing multiple practice techniques.

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Why I started meditating: Andy

If you meditate, what made you start? And if you’ve been trying to start, what’s motivating you? My depth knew that starting the path, of which meditation is part, would be life-changing (as indeed it has).

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Learning to Trust

Community – I guess for some people this is easy, yet for me it’s an area that I have struggled with for many years. It feels like climbing Mount Everest.

So, for a month, I pretended that my teacher hadn’t said what he did.

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Learning that I can’t be a community of one

“So often in my life, I’ve wanted to feel included, engaged, and to be relating with others, but I’ve found that there’s a true connection lacking.”

Board Member Dan O’Brien writes about one of the insights he has had being part of Clear Sky’s virtual and physical community.

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I never get sick

Do you get sick? I don’t know what that feels like – because I don’t get sick. Sure, I may willingly let myself crash at convenient times, such as after final exams or a major project at work. But that’s just because I need the rest. Before you know it, I’m back at it. I

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Four Ways to Revitalize your Meditation Practice

Habit is the opposite of mindfulness.

Structure and routine are your friends.

If you accept either of these as true, take a moment to think about how they work together. Take meditation, for example – how do you find a balance between having a steady meditation routine and not letting your spiritual practice stagnate?

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Don’t you smell that, too? – I think we need to talk.

One thing that can happen when you think there’s an unacknowledged stink in the room is that doubt can creep in. Nobody else is mentioning it, after all! Although I want to say something, I’m questioning whether it’s just my reaction and maybe there’s nothing going on at all.

I have a way of dealing with this.

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