Day Twenty-one

Integration day

Want to extend your experience beyond May 2021?

If you have felt the benefits of meditation, and you’re ready for this transformative journey to continue beyond May 2021, then consider a Mind Life Project membership

Congratulations on getting to the end of week three!

Together we have had such a powerful impact on the lives of thousands through the funds raised for clean water.

Can you believe there's just over one more week to go?

Today there's a lot to share so be sure to scroll down to the end of this page!

Just remember that even if you haven’t meditated as regularly as you planned, you can always revisit and reset your intention for doing this program and begin again. 

“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.” 

~ Zig Ziglar

If you've been meditating most days (or even ALL DAYS), take a moment and give yourself a serious pat on the back! 


You're well on your way to making this a lifelong habit that's going to support you through life’s many challenges and bring more presence to life’s many joys and delights.


Week three is a good time to talk about living in a more authentic way, where our outer life and actions reflect what matters most to us on the inside. We’ve been practising focusing our attention on physical sensations in the body, the breath, the thoughts, and the feelings, and we’ve heard a lot about what makes our relationships flourish. Acting in alignment with our values can take quite a bit of courage.  

Whether that’s:

  • Speaking out when we feel scared or fearful of being judged by others;
  • Acknowledging that the work we are doing isn’t aligned with what we truly value and taking the steps to start a new career;
  • Ending a relationship that’s not serving us or finding the strength to work on a relationship while it's going through inevitable growing pains; or
  • Following a longstanding dream, whether it’s to write a book, sing, perform, or start a new business.

Showing up in the world and living in a way that honours our true selves - our souls - is an important foundation for our happiness and wellbeing.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool that can support greater courage and alignment in our lives, but how? 

Mindfulness teaches us that we don’t have to believe all of our thoughts. This allows us to step out of the prison of our old limiting beliefs and experience new possibilities. We liberate ourselves by becoming more aware of our thoughts and not taking them as “truth” (especially when they’re negative and demotivating - or, as Byron Katie told us on day 6, not taking as gospel the “fake news” the mind often churns out). As Russ Harris told us on day 5 (make sure you listen if you haven’t), the mind isn’t always trying to sabotage - it’s trying to protect us. 

“I often describe the mind as an overly helpful friend. Have you ever had one of those friends that was trying so hard to help they actually got in the way?” 

~ Russ Harris  

For example, if you wanted to start a new business, a thought may arise that sounds like, “I don’t know how to run a business. There’s no way I could make money by following my passion.”

Mindfulness helps us learn how to stay with difficult emotions. Courage isn't the absence of fear - it's the ability to step forward despite the fear. We have to feel the fear and do it anyway! 

As we become more experienced at mindfulness practice, we get better at being able to stay calm amidst the storm of difficult emotions.

Mindfulness helps us build greater confidence and get better at recovering from setbacks with more ease. We become less fearful of failure knowing that we are resilient and can face difficulties with greater strength.

Mindfulness brings us in contact with the truth of the impermanence of everything, including our own life. Getting deeply in touch with this sense of our own mortality makes us more courageous as we realise this is not a dress rehearsal - this is our life.

Time passes quickly and this moment is as good as any to change things and take healthy courageous risks to live in a way that reflects what we really want for ourselves. Time to do something about that unfulfilling relationship or that soul-destroying job and take the brave leaps that are needed to find deeper fulfilment and happiness. 

Mindful Inquiry: 

What area of your life is asking for more courage?

What is the smallest possible action you could take to move towards being more courageous in this area?

How might your lack of courage in this area be protecting you?

What is it protecting you from?

Today is an integration day where you get a chance to catch up, so visit the meditation page and choose your favourite one from this week (or one that you might have missed).

What happens after May?

Whether you have meditated every day, every few days or you're in here feeling terrible because somehow, life has COMPLETELY knocked you around and you've not meditated one single day.... No problem. 

Every moment is an opportunity to begin again - it's true. 

This is the key to bringing meditation into your life in a long-lasting way.

So today - visit your meditation page and choose any meditation to get back on track.

What happens after May? How do I keep my regular practice going?

The Mindful in May program officially finishes on May 31st,  with access to the online program available until Friday June 11th at midnight AEST.

However,  I’m excited to be able to offer you an opportunity to continue your mindfulness journey through joining the 6-month Mind Life Project membership program.

What is the 6-month Mind Life Project membership? 

It’s a 100% online, 6-month mindfulness follow up program that aims to sustain the benefits you have maintained through Mindful in May and support your ongoing practice, learning and growth. Learn more and register here - get the early bird before it closes on June 1st!

The program starts June 12th. When you join you’ll get:

6 x monthly online live guided meditation sessions including Q & A time with Elise.

Transcripts of ALL of the mindful in may video interviews.

6-month extended access to ALL Mindful in May content.

Access to an exclusive and initmate private Facebook group - the current Facebook group will close in June.

Fortnightly reminder emails to keep you accountable and on track with your practice (we all know how easy it is to fall off track without support!).

A digital mindful recipe book to support you in mindful eating, and a monthly online bookclub.

Be Mindful after May
Continue your mindfulness journey for 6 months with guidance from Elise and extend your access to the Mindful in May program. Register before June 1st and save ~ $100.

Tell us about your experience this May

Tell us - what have you loved most about Mindful in May? We'd love to hear about your experience on our Facebook group!

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