Outi Alaja

Outi Alaja

I'm a 41-year old woman, living in Helsinki, Finland. I work in a bank as a service advisor and I also teach dancing. My main interest in life is to be happy.
Outi Alaja
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Mindfulness or being mindful is being aware of your present moment. You are not judging, reflecting or thinking. You are simply observing the moment in which you find yourself. Moments are like a breath. Each breath is replaced by the next breath. You’re there with no other purpose than being awake and aware of that moment. As Jon Kabat Zinn says reflecting on a Japanese mindfulness puzzle: “Wherever you go, there you are."

Mindfulness or being mindful is being aware of your present moment. You are not judging, reflecting or thinking. You are simply observing the moment in which you find yourself. Moments are like a breath. Each breath is replaced by the next breath. You’re there with no other purpose than being awake and aware of that moment. As Jon Kabat Zinn says reflecting on a Japanese mindfulness puzzle: “Wherever you go, there you are."

Change requires stopping and taking a look inside.

Change requires stopping and taking a look inside.

The Benefits of Meditation - Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Benefits of Meditation - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Another close-up of the Amur Leopard at the Helsinki Korkeasaari Zoo

Another close-up of the Amur Leopard at the Helsinki Korkeasaari Zoo

So close...behind the bars...looking at...YOU!

So close...behind the bars...looking at...YOU!

Amur Tiger, after supper

Amur Tiger, after supper

The King of The Jungle...resting...

The King of The Jungle...resting...

Amur Leopard, at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo

Amur Leopard, at Helsinki's Korkeasaari Zoo

Compassion - practise it towards yourself also, accept yourself for who you are. That is the true key to accepting others and lessen the voice of critisism within you

Compassion - practise it towards yourself also, accept yourself for who you are. That is the true key to accepting others and lessen the voice of critisism within you