Lucy Lucas

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"I wish I hadn't spent so much of my life worrying"

People over 65 shared their greatest regret in life..."I wish I hadn't spent so much of my life worrying"Worrying is a key part of our resistance to the flow of life. We worry when we want to avoid painful or unpleasant experiences - including very often IMAGINED painful experiences that haven't even happened.

In mindfulness, pay attention to our patterns of worry, treat it with kindness and understand that it is part of our resistance; and that this is understandable. No one likes painful or unpleasant experiences. But they are a part of life and no amount of worrying will ever change them, or prevent them.Learning to flow with life, to embrace the entirety of our experience, good, bad, indifferent; practising turning towards our experience; gradually building a bigger container that can gently hold us and our lives, with kindness and love. This is the heart of yoga and mindfulness