Mindfulness for Urban Living
Let’s face it, living in a big city can be challenging. Rushing from a to b, often on autopilot, we can lose touch with our surroundings and become disconnected from the people we share them with. As our stress levels increase, life can begin to feel like an exhausting and overwhelming battle against circumstances, particularly if you’re living with chronic pain or a long-term health condition.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Because we can’t always change our circumstances but we can transform the way we relate to them. This is what mindfulness helps us do. Through the regular practice of focused attention in the form of meditation we can deepen our capacity to be equally near to, and conscious of, all events and experiences – pleasant and unpleasant – with an attitude interest, curiosity and kindness.
By developing a new relationship with the conditions we find ourselves in we begin to respond creatively. Experiences don't overwhelm us and we can remain steady through life's ups and downs.
Whether you’re new to mindfulness or have an established practice, Conscious City offers a range of mindfulness interventions which help you live well with stress, pain and illness and reconnect with your city and with yourself.