Listening In

Does life sometimes feel tough?

Listening In

When you go through these moments of self-doubt or bleakness, give yourself the gift of listening in.

Sit, wrap a blanket round your shoulders and ‘cradle your heart.’ Light a candle. And allow yourself to be vulnerable. Ask yourself,

‘Dearest heart and mind, I’m not afraid to hear your secrets. Please tell me what I need to know.’
From The Reach Approach

You don’t have to search for answers and wrack your brains for solutions. You don’t have to shut down the fear and replace it with strength.

In this moment, listen in and let your own emotions, answers, thoughts rise up in their own time.

You might like to place a hand gently over your heart and focus on breathing in to your heart and out from your heart. Feel the slight movements as your hand rises and falls with your breath.

Settle into the rhythm of your breath and let this gentle calm envelop you.

Listening In

The world might seem to be full of noisy, dramatic, aggressive people. It’s easy to feel lost and alone and not good enough.

Listen in to your deepest concerns. There’s no need to search frantically for answers or feel bad because you’re not like other people who seem to have it all sorted.Place of Serenity | Listening in

Simply listen in. Be still. Cradle your heart.

Let the flame of your candle remind you that there is always light. And very gently, things will begin to shift.

You’ll find what steps you need to take next – when you listen in to your own deepest wisdom. Just opening up the space to be still can help.

Listen in, and be assured that courage will follow on.

Ask yourself, what small action can I take now to help me? It could be to call a friend, go for a little walk, make a cup of tea, listen to some music, follow a guided meditation.

And if you would like to learn more about this gentle way of being in the world, follow this link for Place of Serenity’s 6-Week Courses in Mindfulness & Meditation and Be Kind to Yourself Courses.



Lucinda Drayton  – her music has been inspired by The Reach Approach

Book by Brene Brown: Daring Greatly. How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead

Mindfulness and Meditation


Yvette Jane – Mindfulness & Meditation Guide

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  1. Lizzie Carver on 08/01/2016 at 10:34 am

    Such a beautiful reminder of the need for gentleness and self-care – thank you.

    • Yvette on 08/01/2016 at 10:44 am

      Thank you Lizzie!

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