Take it with you

Mindfulness, and meditation should be so easy. I mean, what could be easier than intentionally bringing your attention fully to the present moment, without judgement? Being aware of your body, thoughts and feelings and your surroundings cannot be that …

   


Do you lie about how many avocados you eat?

I have yet to meet anyone who lies about their consumption of avocados. Wouldn’t it seem a little strange if all your friends started lying about how many avocados they eat? Why? Because avocados are not an addictive drug and thus no-one worries about …

   


That sweet moment of connection

If you try to bring mindful awareness to your life and if you meditate, you will be familiar with the different states of your mind: how it changes, moment to moment and day to day. Some days your attention rests easily in the present moment; you are a …

   


Happiness – chasing it won’t make you happy

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.  – Henry Thoreau We have become confused about happiness and it is maki …

   


Love VS Attachment

What is love and what is attachment? Many times, people misunderstand love. They think that holding on to someone is love. Jealousy, neediness and possession are often seen and accepted as proof of love. They think that fighting for love is love. They …

   


Spring

Spring is here and we are reminded once again of the endless cycle of life and death. Each season has its attraction; each has its own beauty, but spring is the time of the quickening − the most joyful and energetic of the seasons. The energy of spring …

   


Barbarians at the feast

An important outcome of evolution is that in day to day life we experience ourselves as apart from the universe. There is “me” here inside this body and then there is “the rest”. We could refine this a little bit; “the rest” also contains “stuff that b …

   


Attitude of growth

To live well is to embrace change. Constant change is the natural state of the universe; nothing is permanent. If we cannot accept or adapt to this fact then we are less likely to experience happiness and wellbeing. One of the key attitudes for resilie …

   


Not your fault but it is your responsibility

Have you ever asked yourself just how much time and money you waste drinking alcohol? The time you dedicate to having a good time rather than happiness? For many years I didn’t understand the profound difference between these two states. Happiness is a …