Feelings or emotions?

Emotions tend to be immediate, short-lived and in response to a stimulus in the present moment. Feelings tend to be sustainable and are the result of layered emotional experience.

Guilt or Remorse

Guilt is an egocentric and pointless emotion. It creates a great deal of suffering without achieving anything. We don’t learn, instead stay stuck in the dark, gooey, claustrophobic self-flagellation feeling of guilt. Remorse by contrast allows us to face our mistakes, recognise and accept our part, and take steps to make sure that it doesn’t happen again. We learn, we grow and avoid creating unnecessary suffering.

Tomatoes and meditation

In order to manage anxiety, fear and sadness, best to practice meditation, mindfulness and other tools every day.

Try not drinking for a while

Try not drinking for a while. For many drinkers it has given them an opportunity to re-assess their relationship with alcohol.

Common Humanity

Find common humanity, for your sake and the sake of all beings. The exercise “Just like me”.

Life and consciousness

What do I mean by life and consciousness? It is the fact that you are alive and with the ability to consciously appreciate your experience.

Matthew Perry – a great man

I admire Matthew Perry for his outspoken stance on his addiction. What helped him was to realise that he wasn’t to blame for being addicted.