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What is your purpose ?

After my last article, many people asked me: “what did you mean when you wrote that the rain forest is not only the lung of the planet but also one of its hearts?”. I meant that the experience of stepping out of my comfort zone, of admiring the beauty and the strength of the Nature, of being inspired by another culture had an intense impact on my ability to feel connected with what is around me.
It allowed me to experience more Love. Love of being alive and Love for life.
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This year’s accomplishments

Christmas is approaching…. Again 🙂
Even if you may not feel connected with this celebration, it is quite difficult to ignore it. So why not to use this period of the year to train our ability of paying attention?
The holiday’s period corresponds to a special moment in this part of the world: the 21st of December is the shortest day of the year, the winter Solstice. After that, days are getting longer. It says: winter reaches its maximum pick. A new period, a new year is on the point to start!
One way to prepare, before focusing on the New Year’s Resolutions and how to keep them 😉 , is to acknowledge what you accomplished this year.

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Time Off

Is your attention free? Can you stay focus on the present moment or you need to react to every “bip” and “bing” your smart phone produces?
We are all aware that Internet and social media are addictive. But still, we can’t help to check one more time our screen to see if something new has popped up in the last 3 seconds.

The irresistible need to check at our devises is an automatic reaction triggered by apps designed specifically to attract constantly our attention. Regain control of our attention may be a challenge.

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Is change dangerous?

african-roadCan the action of changing be dangerous?
Yes, it is! Because, by leaving what is known and secure, you move into the uncertain.
Changing a job or a personal attitude, meeting new people, stopping an old relationship, travelling to new places or learning something new are all actions that may awaken old frustrations or new wishes. [Read more]

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Getting out

Practicing conscious breathing is a bridge inside us. It allows us to notice what inside us is asking for our attention. What kind of sensations, that we usually prefer to ignore, are calling for our attention? Physical tension and rigidity, frustration, dissatisfaction, anger, irritation, tiredness, restricted breath. We can address the restricted breath by training our ability to breathe in different ways. We have already looked at this aspect in my previous articles and you can practice breathing with me every Thursday morning at my Praxis 🙂

What about the physical tension and rigidity? I refer specifically to the shoulder area, the belly and the lower back.[Read more]