The wounded heart

All of us carry some sort of pain. All of us have things about ourselves that we would rather not share. However, if we practice meditation, then we begin to realise that pain is inevitable but most of the time suffering is optional.

   


Spiritual materialism

Seven symptoms of spiritual materialism which will help you to decide whether or not you are feeding your ego, if you to have succumbed.

   


Practices for life

Quality sleep, meditation and mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and courage are practices that help you towards happiness.

   


Attitudes and practices for life

Open curiosity, kindness to yourself and a sense of humor create the conditions that favour the arising of happiness.

   


Ideas for the summer holidays

Holidays are a great time to be with ourselves and to be with others, to practice mindfulness, meditation, gratitude and listening.

   


Sadness

Usually I’m the one (Geoffrey) who writes these posts but today I would like to share something my daughter, Ishtar has written about sadness. I’m so full of sadness today. It feels like waves against my skin about to break free at any moment to puddle …

   


Learning is uncomfortable

Learning is uncomfortable, growth is uncomfortable. Personal and emotional growth nearly always requires facing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion provoked by a perceived difficult situation. Unfortunately, when such uncomfortable emotions arise, our …

   


Be kind

Great teachers have appeared throughout human history, and in many traditions − Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Judaism. Their teachings, although given in different times and in different places, have things in common: kindness, gr …

   


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 …