The Wisdom Blog

A beginners guide to meditation, mindfulness and being just that little bit happier

Sep 20, 2021

Ichigo Ichie

The Japanese term Ichigo Ichie represents the idea that in each moment, everything we experience is unique, and will never be repeated in the same way again. If we let it slip away

Sep 13, 2021

Write Down how you Feel

Meditation is turning off society and listening to yourself. It only “works” when done for its own sake. Hiking is walking meditation. Journaling is writing meditation. Praying is gratitude meditation. Showering is accidental

Aug 30, 2021

Micro Moments

Choose two or three chores or actions you do every day. Things like brushing your teeth, washing your hands, eating, walking, cleaning the house, ironing or washing the dishes. Once you have chosen

Aug 23, 2021

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

This is a quick, simple story that I came across, which really helps to remind you about what really to prioritise in your life. Stories like these are a great reminder of why

Aug 18, 2021

Gratitude Meditation

The human mind often tends towards dissatisfaction. This is especially true in the world we live in today. Ryounsoke Koike described this tendency beautifully when he said: 'The problem here is that the

Aug 9, 2021

Notice the Mind

The purpose of this exercise is to get a sense of what's going on in your mind. It's similar to some of the open awareness meditations I have written about in the past

Jul 19, 2021

Counting your Breaths

When you sit to meditate and try to focus on your breath, your mind will inevitably wander. One technique to get your mind back on track is to count the breaths. Once you

Jul 12, 2021

Look Up!

Making the smallest changes can sometimes have the effect of snapping us out of autopilot and really appreciating the present moment. This is the fifth in a series of posts about mindfulness exercises