Being Present

A father's role is no longer in the shadows or confined to certain duties, but being 'present' shouldn't mean just being there physically with your child. In an age of digital distraction how can we ensure we're developing the right kind of 'presence' for our children?
If we centre ourselves in the present moment we become present and are not distracted by our mind chatter. This is where meditation can centre our mind and we are then able to access our deeper self, help fill our grid-in and we can become more alive and awake, ready to seize the day
Regret is a waste of emotion and energy. As you know, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But if you don't recognise the importance of the spilled milk, you may just end up spilling more again. So, what to do, to regret or not to regret? Well, rather than forget your regrets, leverage your regrets to your advantage.
Whatever you are doing this Christmas, however you are feeling, the invitation is to be fully present with what is. Whether you are feeling light-hearted, upbeat or downright humbug-ish, being present with the present moment will bring you peace.
So, you're finally waking up to the fact that there's more to life than what you've been living - Tick! You're beginning to see yourself, others and the world in a different and more meaningful way - Tick!
Heather Martin realised it had been a while since she had skipped that evening glass of wine and she started to wonder whether
My advice to you this festive season is to do whatever you can to have present moment awareness. Christmas can be a tricky time with emotions running high. But the fact is that the past is gone and the future doesn't exist so all we have is the present.
Christmas is the time of cheer and happiness. But how many of you are fretting about the getting together of relatives and in-laws, panicking about what to cook, wear, eat, do, buy, how to get on with the extended family, let alone your own - under the same roof, and for some, how to cope with loneliness at Christmas?
Anxiety is a feeling easily created about many situations but the more closely we look at the feeling we usually discover it comes from a thought 'about' something and is not actually happening now. The more we unpick an anxiety the more it becomes a feeling about another time or another place.