judge

Do not judge others

Judging others is something we have all done to boost our self-esteem. It’s a waste of time. Focus on yourself.

   

cold water

The joys of cold water

Benefits of bathing in cold water: reduced levels of stress; increased sense of wellbeing and a heightened sense of awareness.

   


My concentration is not as good as it used to be, neither is my memory.

Our distraction with our mobile phones and social media means that our concentration is not as good as it used to be, nor is our memory.

   

Self-realisation

Self-realisation – our bitter-sweet mission

Self-realisation is an innate desire shared by all living creatures and things. In fact, all that lives has a desire to be the best that it can be.

   

happy

Stop trying to be happy

There is so much confusion about happiness: what it means; how to achieve it; how important it is; what it looks like; the causes of unhappiness. I have written about this before, but it is always good to remind ourselves. As time goes by and my views …

   

Extinction

Connection VS Extinction

In order to reduce suffering and remove ignorance, best to practice more compassion and gratitude.

   

thoughts

Are your thoughts really your thoughts?

Freedom from suffering begins when you wake up and see the thoughts arising not as “my thoughts” but for what they are: random, impermanent mental events.

   


Understandable but nevertheless absurd

Meditation helps you to realise that everything exists because everything else is as it is. This moment exists because all other moments exist.

   


Overcoming unconscious bias

Although we believe we don’t have unconscious biases, studies show that we all have them – often rationalised and justified. How to free ourselves?