Mindfulness

Video: Paul Loomans on Time Surfing

Paul Loomans is the author of Time Surfing: The Zen Approach to Keeping Time on Your Side, available from September.

The book will inspire and guide you to choose peace as a basis for carrying out all your daily activities, whether at work or in the home. The approach is based on a step-by-step method called Time Surfing, which consists of seven simple and easy-to-learn instructions backed with targeted tips and techniques. Rooted in Zen Buddhism, the emphasis is very much on making the most of the time you have rather than trying to control time itself. The instructions – which include making time for “breathers” throughout the day and finishing a task before starting another – will feel instinctive, and will make it possible for you to surf over the waves of time. You will learn that you can trust your intuition when it comes to choosing what to do, and, as a result, your actions will be not only inspired but also very effective.

Paul is the founder and coach at Unraveling Stress in Amsterdam, where he works with individuals and groups, helping them to regain a sense of calm in their lives. Paul has been a Zen monk since 1984 and runs the European Zen Centre in Amsterdam. He is a former actor and director of mime and physical theatre and is married with three children.