Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsCRAIG HASSED: Of course, we think of mindfulness as a form of meditation, which indeed it is, BUT if we just think of it as meditation and don't think really about how it can underpin the rest of our life, then we might be missing the most important part of it. So how can mindfulness inform our life and our way of living? And also how can we take it forward? So these are going to be some of the things we'll be exploring this week.
Skip to 0 minutes and 26 secondsRICHARD CHAMBERS: The meditation, of course, is really important. And in fact, it's the foundation of mindfulness. But it's also just part of the picture, because really mindfulness is about what we're doing in the other 23 hours and 50 minutes of the day when we're not meditating. It's about how we live each moment, how we have our relationships, how we focus, whether at work or studying or in whatever we are doing.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 secondsCRAIG HASSED: So this is an introduction. Hopefully it's a foundation for ongoing practise. And we'd like you, at the end of this course, to really feel like you've got a firm foundation about how you can take mindfulness forward and continue to live it in ways that are meaningful for you.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsRICHARD CHAMBERS: We will be looking at how to maintain a meditation practise, perhaps book-ending the day with meditation, finding the right time for you, just giving you a few different tips and tricks to get that meditation practise going and to keep it going over time. And we'll also be exploring ways of really bringing mindfulness off the cushion, so to speak, because it's really, as Craig said, about how we live our lives. The other 23 hours and 50 minutes of the day.
Skip to 1 minute and 28 secondsCRAIG HASSED: So this course we hope you'll see as a foundation, a firm foundation upon which you can build your ongoing mindfulness practise. So that long after this course is over you're still using mindfulness in ways that are meaningful for you.
Introduction to week 4
Watch Craig and Richard provide an overview of what you’re going to learn in this week of the course, and how you can go about maintaining a mindful life.
This week’s meditation
This week, you’ll have the chance to practise and experiment with the Combined mindfulness practice meditation.
As you do so, you may also like to continue doing meditation exercises you have already been introduced to if that feels appropriate for you. In particular, continuing to regularly practise the short mindful Comma exercise (either with or without the audio guide) can be useful.
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