Is remembering in each moment that you have a choice to be kinder to yourself, to others and to the planet.
Introducing Russell Sturgess
Russell Sturgess is one of Australia's thought-leaders in Western mindfulness. It's different to Eastern mindfulness given that the roots of this approach stemmed from medieval Europe. In line with the latest research in neuroscience, this approach to mindfulness was discovered by Russell while researching a 'medieval theology of love' taught by the Cathars, a heretical Gnostic-Christian sect that rose to prominence in southern France and northern Italy between the 12th and 14th centuries. Russell published his first book (Metanoia) on this subject in 2009, from which he developed his groundbreaking mindfulness mentoring programs and workshops; The Enhances Awareness Program and Pathways to Mindfulness. His second book, Get Out of Jail Card is an autobiography that reveals how the knowledge he discovered transformed his own life. His latest book, The Spiritual Roots of the Tarot, details the approach to mindfulness prescribed by the Cathars, that remained hidden in plain sight in a collection of portable 'stain-glass windows' that eventually became known as the Marseille Tarot.