When faced with our challenges we can easily start to feel the need to escape the suffering. We look for distractions from our reality or seek to be transformed in a way that changes everything. Mindfulness teaches us that the answer lies in concentration and focusing on the present.
If we lack gratitude, we are probably waiting for something to change or to come into our lives, or to be relieved of a problem or situation. Without gratitude for this moment, whatever it is, true transformation cannot happen.
Creating Change Without Control Do you try to control your world instead of your mind? How many times have you tried to bring about change by attempting to alter external circumstances, without shifting your consciousness about it? Change begins with a process of thoughts, words, and actions – and our ability to bring consciousness into Read More »
Our Consciousness Joined Together, Creates Healing for Everyone In broad terms, consciousness could be called a meditation when we focus on a thought, clearing the mind for neutrality, and achieving a higher level of perspective. “When we go deep into our consciousness and tap into its higher purpose, we can radiate out the energy that Read More »
If we take more responsibility for what is going on in our lives – including how we handle stress – we can change it for the better. We have all learned to blame somebody or something for our problems, whether it be a person or event from the past, or our present-day circumstances. You can’t Read More »
Starting My Practice I have been a ‘practitioner’ of yoga (and I put that word in inverted commas as using the word practice for me, creates an impression of a beginning and an end to the activity, a separation of the doing and not doing ones’ spiritual work), for over 27 years. Yoga came into Read More »
The real key to happiness Over the years, I have learned that what shapes my happiness is compassion and co-operation. With all the recent media attention around the Brexit hard border issue in Northern Ireland, i had to remind myself to stay out of the drama and focus on what is really important. I have to Read More »
Question: “How can you develop your communication with your Higher Self in order to receive clear guidance?” Derek: The best way to do that is to be still. The best way to do that is to understand how important it is that every action you do is done consciously. What I mean is that it Read More »