This conversation is a little bit difficult to summarise in a few words. Frank recounted a recent experience he had of observing his feelings, rather than being ‘inside’ those feelings. It pointed to the freedom or the neutrality that comes when we’re less attached to how we are feeling. This took us into a discussion of the form and formless—how we often pay more attention to the form, yet there is so much richness and dependability in the formless.
This conversation began at overwhelm and finished up with us considering who the ‘me’ is that experiences overwhelm (or any other emotion).
We explored how overwhelm is the opposite of being in flow (flow might also be called ‘doing the next thing that’s in front of you’) and how being present to the task at hand is different from psychologically straying into a made up future or a recreated past. As we often do, we reflected on how understanding what’s happening—that our thinking has strayed from the present—is in itself helpful since it makes the whole experience less confusing or frightening. Sally and Anna gave two excellent examples of the way in which we can either be in our heads or be in life.
This led us to the question of who ‘me’ is and the freedom we can experience when we take ‘me’ a little less seriously.
This week we chatted about ‘Purpose’. What the need to ‘find our purpose’ means to us and how it is that we all get so caught up in thinking that it’s a thing that needs to be figured out.
In this weeks conversation, Bron poses a questions about integrity and the role of beliefs and values in our lives. These conversations are a way for us to explore our understanding of the 3 principles of mind, consciousness and thought and, as always, they are done with us in our varying levels of clarity! We hope that by sharing how we see things and through our exploration, it helps others with theirs and maybe opens opens up some space for you to have your own personal insights that are helpful xx
A conversation about how, when we understand where our experience is coming from, it makes it so much easier and actually quite helpful to look at life as a ‘game’ – not a winning/losing type game but rather a playful, light, I wonder what happens if…. type of game. And with this comes a lightness of experience and overall so much more fun and happiness!
This conversation looks at resilience and whether it’s something that can actually be taught or whether it’s innate within each and every one of us – just sometimes we don’t know it
Just how closely are thoughts and feelings connected and what can we really trust? What is helpful to pay attention to and do we ever ‘make things up’? These are some of the gems we touched upon in this weeks chat.
This conversation is based around the underlying ‘philosophy’ of the 3 principles of mind, consciousness and thought and we are a group of friends who completed the One Thought Practitioner Foundations training together.
In this chat we look at what is going on with change… like how do some people find it easy to lose weight and exercise while others get stuck and make no progress at all?
What was fun during this conversation was seeing how it all points to the same understanding of how the mind works…. when we are in a clearer state of mind, it’s easier and makes more sense to go with what comes up for us but when we’re in a low, cluttered and busy state of mind, our thinking completely clouds things up and the way forward looks murky and uncomfortable! Knowing that is what is at play, makes it easier to trust what comes through when we’re clear.
Also, what we really want to point out is that if you are listening to us and it seems to make no sense, please don’t try to figure out what we’re saying necessarily through words. What we’re pointing to is a feeling and that’s really hard to describe! Hopefully as you’re listening though, we spark something in you that resonates and recognise the feeling we’re pointing to and that is what will make all the difference!
Much love xx
In this chat we talk about how it’s possible that when we think something, we get a full – blown physical reaction in our body. Why and how does this happen and is there any time when our outside experience causes us to feel something or is it always coming from inside us?
This video by Anna shows beautifully how we all innocently make assumptions about our lives, our circumstances and ourselves. By being curious about these assumptions, we open up space to see different possibilities which in turn can change everything.