Grasping, aversion and delusion

So much suffering is caused aversion and grasping. It arises out of our instinctive reaction to grasp whatever we perceive as happy or pleasant experiences whilst avoiding or rejecting uncomfortable or unpleasant experiences. When things go well, we want them not to change; we grasp at them hoping that they will continue. In contrast, when something feels uncomfortable or unpleasant, we want it to stop or go away as soon as possible. We evolved this as part of our survival system. It works splendidly in the survival/hunter/gatherer context in which we evolved. However, we are no longer fighting for survival and not a single person reading this survives as a…

January – Open Curiosity, kindness to yourself and a sense of humour

I will start with this wonderful Buddhist story that goes like this: Two monks were sitting at the side of the road when another monk atop a horse galloped by. “Where are you going?” shouted the monks to the rider, “Ask the horse” came the reply. Have you ever felt like that rider? You know that you worry too much, yet as much as you try, you cannot stop thinking, or stop feeling angry, or say no; or stop feeling irritated, or sad. Perhaps it’s a behaviour that you know causes you and perhaps others suffering. Our lives can be like that. Just like the rider, we know where we…

12 months: 12 tips 🌞

Did you know that if you practice something for 21 days it will become a habit. This year we will continue sharing our recommendations to help you live a healthier and happier life, at peace and most importantly, with a sense of humour 😜 How? 🤗
 With 12 tips which we will develop each month. You can practice them and make them into a habit. (If you already know them you can start them right now if you so wish.) ✨ 1. January - how to live with open curiosity, kindness towards yourself and not take ourselves so seriously.  2. February – Meditation – we will help you incorporate meditation…

SLOW DANCE

. We share with you a poem called Slow Dance written by David L. Weatherford. It’s a lovely reminder to go through life at a slower pace.

Bring laughter into your life

Bring laughter into your life. Learn to laugh at yourself. Laugh with others. It is one of the best medicines too improve well-being and increase happiness.

The last time?

To be aware that something may be for the last time increases your appreciation of life and your connection with everything.

The importance of being alone

If you want a greater sense of peace and calm, learn to be alone. Once we remove the constant noise of activity and distraction.

Empathic Joy

There is a tendency to resent the good fortune of other and begrudge them their happiness. But we can see this as an opportunity to practice empathic joy.