Alex H.

Alex H.

Kenzai Mind | Day 38 (Member)

Morning Mindful Meditation

  • Jun 13th, 2019 at 11:27PM

Good Morning fellow mindful teammates

I'm really excited about this programme. I have learned a lot about my mind in recent years, from a very low knowledge base to be sure! I am looking forward to having a mindful morning every day for the next 6 weeks.

Where are you?
I live in Vancouver Canada. I moved here from HK almost 5 years ago (hello fellow HKers!). Originally from London, UK and never thought I would become a world traveller, but work has given me wonderful opportunities to travel and I think we are in Vancouver for the foreseeable future - lucky us!

How do you spend your time?
I have a 21 month old son, and another baby on the way and so if I am not at work, much of my time is taken up with my son, which is unbeatable (most of the time!). For work, i travel fairly extensively in N America, and for personal travel we ususally find ourselves routing back to Europe to see family.

Why Kenzai Mind?
I have had somewhat of a mindful enlightenment over the last, 5 years. When I first moved to Vancouver, i landed off the plane and in the taxi on the way to my hotel, i had a panic attack - ended up in hospital and went on a journey to learn how it happened. It turned out to be stress related (moving job, country etc...) and i sought some help to get to the bottom of it. Many of the tools i learned were around mindfulness, being present and accepting of the thought chains. But, it is hard to find the time to work on mindfulness and I thought this course looked like a good booster!

How do you get here? Who introduced you to Kenzai?
I was introduced to Kenzai when i was in HK several years ago. I needed a re-set and Kenzai was awesome. I then did Kenzai 2 at the beginning of this year and have been trying to keep up with it since. I have done Beach Ready and now Kenzai Mind.

Are you facing obstacles to this training cycle? This might be injury, travel, or even some cosmic dissonance of some nature. If so, let the team know or contact me 1 to 1.
For me, it is always going to be the travel, social engagements and temptation. I will be travelling extensively in the next 6 weeks with work and for holiday, and i know that i have weak willpower in social situations not to have a beer or a glass of wine. Those are my weaknesses which i need to be aware of!

Looking forward to the journey with you all!

Alex

 
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3 comments

Sue BallardSue BallardKenzai Mind | Day 38 (Member)
Assistant Trainerabout 1 month ago

Welcome and glad that you found mind. It's always good to add more or remind you of practices that you were doing that could help you. Look forward to going through this with you!


    James D.James D.Kenzai Mind | Day 38 (Member)
    about 1 month ago

    hey Alex nice story. good luck with the travels they are always a challenge but i reckon MIND will be easier to fit it. lets see :-)


      Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 24 (Member)
      Head Trainerabout 1 month ago

      Welcome. Welcome. Thanks for being open, honest, and vulnerable here, Alex. Metacognition is an incredible tool to help guide on along the path of well being. Alas, we don't want you to get derailed based on your torrent travel schedule.

      So, let me jump to it. Have you seen our Travel Guide? I know you've been around the block, so more than likely you have it bookmarked. I'm going to share it anyway:

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/kenzai-production/documents/Training+While+Traveling+-+Kenzai+Doc.pdf

      For you Kenzai Warriors on the road, it is must reading! And rereading.


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