Embracing gardening as a spiritually enriching activity lovingly reconnects us to nature everyday—this beautifully illustrated little book reminds us how to do it. Rooting each blossoming thought in deep ecology and conscious living, we unearth the power inherent in mindfully lifting the soil; it lifts our souls as well. Mindful Thoughts for Gardeners sows a series of meditations about tending the Earth wholeheartedly. Author Clea Danaan explores the interconnectedness of nature in this carefully-crafted small volume that any green-fingered grower will want to dig into.
Release on 2017-03-23 | by Stanislaus Kennedy,Sister Stan
Mindful Thoughts and Meditations for Every Day of the Year
Author: Stanislaus Kennedy,Sister Stan
Pubpsher: Transworld Publishers
Sister Stan, as she is affectionately known, was brought up on a farm in Dingle, County Kerry, one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. It was there that she learnt to appreciate the earth, its stillness and its energy, its beauty and its bounty. In this hugely powerful and evocative book, Sister Stan looks to the earth that is so precious to our existence for inspiration throughout the year. Reflecting the garden's changing rhythms through the seasons, Gardening the Souloffers us a daily thought to keep us going as we face the challenges of modern life. All our moods are covered here... * in January, when there is silence in the garden, she looks at Solitude in our soul... * in March, with emergence in the garden, she offers Hope... * in August, when there is fullness and abundance everywhere, there is Blessing, and * in October, the time of harvest, there is Harmony Comforting and insightful, Gardening the Soulis an inspirational daybook of lessons gleaned from the wisdom of nature.
Mindfulness is so much more than a set of routine timed exercises; it’s the transformative practice of conscious living we can nurture by being mindful of the moment. Mindful Thoughts for Walkers explores through a series of succint meditations, how walking is an opportunity to deepen our levels of physical, and spiritual awareness. Adam Ford is an enlightening guide to how mindfulness and walking can help us face the existential questions of ‘Who am I?’, ‘Where have I come from?’, What am I doing here?’, and ‘Where am I going?’ From a gentle daily stroll to a brisk hike across the mountaintops, this is a powerful reading companion for rural and urban walker alike.
"A quirky guide to the greener side of the capital, offers stories and advice on how to find nature and comradeship in the sometimes-isolating and always hectic metropolis." - Elle Decoration "Lucy Anna Scott advocates getting out to the nearest available natural feature of the city." - BALANCE "Lucy Anna Scott outlines simple ways to find moments of calm in our often chaotic urban lives." - Square Mile "Have this gem of a book by your bedside for quietening your thoughts and be that better person who takes life at a more considered pace." - Little Bird: An Insider's Guide to London We’ve come to believe that living in a city is the very opposite of living a mindful life. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Enriching, inventive, ever-evolving, and social, cities are rich with ingredients for sparkling spiritual health. In this beautifully illustrated little book, Mindful Thoughts for City Dwellers leads the reader on a joyful journey through the city. From noticing urban nature to embracing noise as sound, author Lucy Anna Scott shows us how to find a home for the head, and the heart, in the metropolis—humanity’s greatest invention.
Embracing cooking as a spiritually-nourishing meditation is a deliciously simple path to reconnecting ourselves to what we eat every day—this beautifully illustrated little book reminds us how to do it. Mindful Thoughts for Cooks presents 25 thoughtful insights into the holistic health and wellbeing we can digest through the everyday process and experience of cooking. Holistic cook Julia Ponsonby shares the true value of eating homemade, real food, mixing together practical and soulful ingredients with a dash of nature’s alchemy, to present a carefully crafted dish that every discerning cook will want to taste and savor.
"Nick Moore reminds us all that however frequently we may cycle, two wheels is always a rather magical way to travel." - The Simple Things Cycling is about more than competitive racing, lycra, and physical endurance; it’s about joy, meditative wonder and spiritual enrichment. Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists presents a series of focused meditations on why and how cycling can be a powerful practice of mindful awareness. From the pleasure of riding down a hill, to finding the upsides of a flat, Nick Moore steers us on an enlightening journey through the true value of riding a bicycle.
Mindful Thoughts for Makers is a lovingly-crafted little book celebrating the meditative beauty and nature of making. In it, Ellie Beck reveals why creating with our hands is uplifting, rewarding and soothing for the mind, body, and soul. Honoring rituals, noticing the internal quiet, creating time, and finding your flow are all explored in this charmingly-illustrated collection of reflections. The importance of making mistakes, respecting your creativity, appreciating dirty hands, and noticing the mundane moments, together form a meaningful tool every maker will cherish.
Use mindfulness to relax and control anxiety, depression, stress and pain Whether you're looking to control your depression and anxiety levels, improve concentration and reduce stress, or just want to restore balance in your life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to slow down, become aware of what is going on around you and react effectively. Focusing on breathing and other self-control techniques, the practice of mindfulness is scientifically proven to calm jittery nerves and free the mind of distracting thoughts, mental clutter and unrealistic expectations. With this easy-to-follow guide, you'll discover how to pay attention to the present in order to change the way you think, feel and act. Covering the latest research on the effect of mindfulness on the brain, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to break free from a downward spiral of negative thought and action, and empowers you to make positive choices that support your well-being. Use mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety, combat pain and more Receive guidance on incorporating mindfulness into everyday life Establish your own mindfulness routine Access audio downloads of guided meditations Written by a professional mindfulness trainer, and packed with tips to incorporate this practice into your daily life, Mindfulness For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to reap the benefits of a more attentive life.
""I'm breathless! This journey through ""The Book of Gardens"" touched me so deeply. Day after day I was bathed by the words. I was comforted and confronted. I was overwhelmed by curiosity and calm, urgent intellectual stimulation and an emotional embrace. I am in awe of Phil's ability to lead me one step at a time as if he were holding my hand and pushing me at the same time.... I'm full to the brim, shaken up, like love, at a stand-still with gratitude."" - Maggie Merritt Nevada USA - ""The passion and beautifully crafted language unites the subjects of I-Ching, meditation, economy, and ecology. I emerged with renewed excitement for meditation, and a deepened understanding of the choices we face for humanity to survive on this world."" - Nicolas Albright Nelson Canada - A practical manual for decision making, The Book of Gardens includes a summary of how to use the I-Ching and learn Mindfulness Meditation. Amid the Changes upon us all today, what direction will you take?
MESSAGES for Today and Tomorrow, including Samuels Story of Jesus, was received from spirit guides, starting in 1999 and continues even today. The messages were provided as learning guides, applicable in numerous situations one may encounter on lifes pathway of acquiring spiritual knowledge. Instructions were stressed repeatedly to share with others the purpose of life, the thought process of decision-making, the effects one persons thoughts have upon another and the universe, the inter-relationship of souls, the acquiring of knowledge through experiences with other souls, soul growth, and the possible decisions of individuals and nations of today will influence what will be tomorrow.