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Mindfulness Zen

Living inside your head

Imagine if you didn’t have to answer to that incessant voice in your head.

In other words, you could live your life totally in the present – all past thoughts and cravings or worry for what lies ahead being absent (or ignored).

This has a name – mindfulness – and my sense is that we all recognise the peace that comes with being in the moment, and enjoying the simplest of things.

I have spent a lifetime trying to understand the mind. But, having taken up meditation and Zen Buddhism, I realise how facile it is to believe that we can control our thoughts – think positive etc.

You might think me deluded. Leaving law was one thing, but adopting a spiritual philosophy which informs how I live my life is entirely different.

I don’t think so. We can’t, for any sustained period, adopt an approach to life that goes against who we are.

In time, I will share more of my journey but, for now, I feel comfortable sharing this insight, which has made such a significant impact on my life.

– Julian