Are you feeling the stress of our busy modern world? Do you want to achieve inner peace and set yourself free?
Barefoot Beginnings was created with the intention of creating a community to provide inspiration and practical advice derived from ancient Buddhist wisdom on a practice known as mindfulness. Through this practice we will look at transforming everyday activities into a path to enlightenment and happiness.
Mindfulness is a state of active attention in the present world. If you’ve ever practiced you can relate to heightened senses; awakened taste buds and vibrant colours. This aliveness ignites change in many facets of life: Better ability to manage stress, clearer focus and concentration, improved communication, mental clarity, thinking and intentions, deeper relationships and general peace of mind.
Barefoot beginnings will feature articles, photography, quotes and video’s on cultivating mindfulness related to health & wellness, fitness and diet, motivation and inspiration, relationships, workplace and finance, but most of all on achieving happiness from the inside out.
“The practice of Zen is to eat, breathe, cook, carry water and scrub the toilet – to infuse every act of body, speech, and mind – with mindfulness, to illuminate every leaf and pebble, every heap of garbage, every path that leads to our mind’s return home.” ~ Thich Hanh
I believe that the world needs mindfulness. It is possible to live in the moment, create new habits, find happiness and change the world simultaneously.
Welcome, my name is Tina Williamson, creator and writer here. I’m a student of meditation, Buddhism and yoga. With a passion for writing, my goal is to help others cultivate happiness and peace through mindfulness awareness. I live near cottage country in Ontario, Canada with my husband and two dogs. Also a runner, vegetarian and passionate animal lover I enjoy photography, writing, travel, books and nature. But mostly I’m just a free spirit trying to follow the path and practise mindful based living.
Slow down, and just breathe.
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole lives would change.” Buddha