WellBeing Being Issue 1

You know this state of presence by its feeling: aligned, connected and in flow. Sometimes our physical environment enables us to cultivate this sense of balance, ease and calm, which is why we intuitively turn to nature and other grounding environments to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world. But, other times, if you adjust your internal landscape — your perspective on a situation — you can rediscover your presence, find more ease in moments of unease and surrender to the freedom of balance. Transitioning from a place of doing and into a state of being is at the core of this magazine, Being.

País:
Australia
Língua:
English
Editora:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Periodicidade:
Bimonthly
US$ 2,80
US$ 5,74
6 Edições

nesta edição

1 minutos
presence

Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön famously said, “You are the sky. Everything else — it’s just the weather.” The sky, just like your presence, is always there but that doesn’t mean it’s always clear; storms can strike at any point. Your internal storms can feel just as intense as thunder, lightning or hail but the sky (your presence) is always above (or underneath) the storm, patiently waiting to reconnect with you. Remember that you are the sky and your state of presence is a constant among the transient nature of weather.…

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2 minutos
editor’s letter

You know this state of presence by its feeling: aligned, connected and in flow. Sometimes our physical environment enables us to cultivate this sense of balance, ease and calm, which is why we intuitively turn to nature and other grounding environments to relax and reconnect with ourselves and the world. But, other times, if you adjust your internal landscape — your perspective on a situation — you can rediscover your presence, find more ease in moments of unease and surrender to the freedom of balance. Transitioning from a place of doing and into a state of being is at the core of this new magazine, Being. This morning, I journeyed down to the beach to soak my feet in the sand and wash my face with saltwater. Feeling the wind in…

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3 minutos
growing & gathering

It’s 10am on a Saturday in spring, the sky is grey and the wind is picking up. I’m hoping that, for the sake of the 10 other people I’m gathering with in Ben Shaw’s gorgeous green backyard, the rain holds off for the next two hours during our workshop on urban permaculture. Covering themes from urban garden design and planting strategies to creating healthy soil and managing pests, today’s event intends to teach us how to create a thriving edible garden. An integrated approach “In permaculture, you don’t look at things in isolation,” Ben explains as we huddle around a corner of one of his thriving raised garden beds made with second-hand sleepers. “Everything is integrated. You’re looking at things in a holistic way.” In this bed alone, I see cabbage, chamomile,…

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3 minutos
the power of the pause

In a world in which you can feel like you’re being pulled in a thousand different directions, stillness is the key to clarity, productivity and greater fulfilment. When you carve out space to turn down the noise, not only do you boost creativity, you can also improve your sleep, feel more at ease and become more optimistic. Broken down into two sections — slow down and get still — here are 10 ways to cultivate stillness through meditation and mindfulness. Slow down 01 Nature hang Biophilia is a term often used to describe the healing power of nature. There’s nothing quite like a date with nature to help you slow down, restore and clear your head. 02 Cook with love With the right preparation and plenty of time, you can make cooking not…

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the importance of downtime

Do you resist slowing down? Do you feel guilty when you take time out? Do you feel edgy and frustrated when you’re not working on something? The drive to always be “on” can be very hard to resist, especially when technology allows you to be connected to work and the people in your life 24/7. This drive to always be doing, however, can undermine your health, happiness and even your productivity. If you don’t take time out to rest your brain, relax your body and rejuvenate your soul, you run the risk of burning out physically, emotionally and mentally. I know this, because I’ve been there. Back in 2008, I was 23 and I’d just graduated with first-class honours in a communications degree. I’d worked hard to achieve top grades, often pulling…

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2 minutos
the art of seeing

I’ve had a camera in my hand since I can remember, documenting my life through the lens. I love taking photos; they are my visual journal. Today, with those small, shiny devices in our pockets we call phones, we have never taken so many photographs or been so connected. At the same time, we are seeking more ways to switch off, digitally detox and to simply be. Mindfulness is everywhere. It’s the buzzword of mainstream culture as we aspire to discover ways to simplify, slow down and reconnect with ourselves and others. We can bring mindfulness into everything and anything, moment to moment, day to day, including in photography. The camera becomes our lens to see, to be present and to pay attention to life. The camera becomes our lens to…

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