Curiosity

There is no end to the things we can be curious about. The links below offer some suggestions as to how we might develop curiosity about ourselves and the world we inhabit.

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Beginner's Mind

Seeing things as if for the first time.

Psycholy Today: "What keeps us from enjoying something as much the tenth time as we did the first?"

Jack Kornfield: "Freedom from views is like a cleaning of the glass, a breath of fresh air."

Lion's Roar: "Beginner’s mind is open, curious, and unbound by concepts and opinions"

Tricycle: "the mind fresh and awake to many possibilities"

Living in the Present

Being where our inner and outer world exists.

Positive Psychology: "How to live in the present moment: 35 exercises and tools"

Emotionally Resilient Living : "The art of being fully present."

Deepak Chopra: "Read how you can stay in control naturally through present-moment awareness."

Mindful: "research shows that present-moment awareness, a key feature of mindfulness, increases stress resilience and well-being"

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Nature

In nature we can come home to ourselves and home to the earth.

Psychology Today: "Being in nature fosters stillness and silence."

Community Home Healthcare: "Being outdoors gives the brain a break from everyday multitasking."

Kathy Litchfield interviews Satish Kumar: "Making peace with nature is prerequisite to making peace in the world and finding peace within."

The Province: "Nature in a way strips the artifices of society that alienate us from one another."

The Suburban Tourist: "The easiest way to find inner peace in nature is to be in it!"

Out and About

Exploring the world around can bring joy and health benifits.

NHS: "walking briskly can help you build stamina, burn excess calories and make your heart healthier."

Better Health Channel: "Walking - the benefits for older people."

NHS: "This guide is designed to make cycling a safe and enjoyable experience for beginners, and provide you with tips on staying motivated."

Loving the Bike: "Cycling is the best feel-good exercise and a great way to battle symptoms of depression, anxiety, or high stress."


Magpie on fence, Cornwall

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