The StoneCutter- When we doubt our place in the world and the contribution we make , however humble it might be, we can reflect on the story of the StoneCutter. There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house, and through the open gateway, […]
Rumi- Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, The world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.
Part of the Whole- ”A human being is part of the whole, called by ”Universe”; a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and […]
The Enso Symbol- The Enso Symbol is known as the circle of enlightenment; a vast circle of space lacking no-thing and needing no-thing. This is both the beginning and the end of all things and the connectedness of all existence in this moment.
Kindness, Beauty and Truth.- ”The ideals that have guided my way, and time after time have given me the energy to face life, have been kindness, beauty and truth” Albert Einstein
‘Ultimate Nowness’ A Parable.- A man was confronted by a tiger, he took flight, the tiger in hot pursuit. Coming to the edge of a cliff, he caught hold of a root and swung himself over the edge. The tiger looked down at him and the man trembled. Looking down he spied another tiger waiting to eat him. Only the root […]
Non Striving- When we let go of wanting things to be different and wanting something else to happen in this moment, we are taking a giant step towards being able to accept what is here now. If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If […]
Mental Health Foundation Reports released 2014- The report marks the launch of a major new campaign, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, to raise awareness and understanding of anxiety and its potentially debilitating effect on the nation’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Although anxiety is a natural human emotion, the more anxiety that people feel, the more they are likely […]
What is Mindfulness?- Mindfulness is present moment awareness out of which develops an ability to live with equanimity… that is, living life by being in the moment without either clinging to or avoiding good or bad experiences. Jon Kabat- Zinn the originator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has described mindfulness as : ”mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: […]