Tag: Mindfulness

Beginning 2014 Mindfully

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally, as if your life depended on it.” John Kabat-Zinn As an alcoholic and an addict I have to agree with John Kabat-Zinn. When it comes to the practice of mindfulness I am certain, my very life does depend upon it. Just like working the Steps and practicing the principles of Recovery in all my affairs I must strive to practice Mindfulness in everything I do, not just while meditating or praying but in all my activities. By staying Mindful, in the present moment, I can see things as they really are, not clouded by the judgement and fear of my alcoholic mind. This past weekend a couple of Jaywalker alumni and myself had the opportunity to participate in the Mindful Life Program. We joined 20 others in being part of the inagural Mindful Life Program held at the Third…

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Mindfulness in Action

Last weekend, myself as well as the guys here at Jaywalker U took a trip to Moab, UT for one of our last days of transformational work with Johann Aberger. The guys of the house left on Friday, however my brother’s wedding was in Denver on Friday so I had to show up late. I had made a commitment to be in Moab, so right after the wedding on Friday, I left for Moab. I showed up in Moab and grabbed some breakfast with the guys and headed out to the river for a slow rafting trip down the Colorado. Afterwards we headed to do some hiking, canyoneering, and rappelling. All in all, this day seems like it was pretty busy. However this was a chance for us to relax, take a break from our brains going at the speed of light, and also do some things that weren’t exactly…

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