“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
This quote is taken from The Little Book of Mindfulness by Tiddy Rowan.
As part of my goals for 2015 I have started to explore mindfulness in greater depth. At the heart of mindfulness is the breath and the ability to concentrate on the breath for a minute. This allows us to slow down and gain a perspective on situations. To be fully present; to concentrate on the here and now. Research has shown that practising mindfulness helps with chronic pain, grief and depression as well as helping people deal with more mundane worries. I have started to practice this daily and it helps me to deal with the day and whatever lies ahead, including my pain issues.