Over the course of our lifetimes we accumulate a great deal of stuff. Things we don’t need. Stuff that ends up getting in our way. It’s the same with conditioning. Our attitudes, beliefs and values tend to remain at a fixed point in time, like a ships anchor. These psychological landmarks can feel like safe […]
High up in the clouds beyond the clamour of the streets there’s sanctuary and silence. Space to think meandering thoughts; to produce prose, to illuminate ideas. Time to sit still and do nothing.
I learned a new posture this week. It’s from the qi-gong tradition. It’s called wuji. Stand with your feet parallel, shoulders width apart, hips tucked, knees slightly bent, open and over the feet, arms raised at chest height, fingers facing each other down, eyes looking out at the horizon. You’ll feel your spine lengthen in […]
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“When we visualise breathing into body areas it is not just visualisation. We know now from neuroanatomy that when we focus our attention on a particular body part & breath into it, the metabolic rate of that body part goes up, there’s greater oxygenation, there’s greater exchange of nutrients & neurological functioning improves. Bringing […]
Regrets in hindsight are a nuisance. Better to act in the moment in good faith and live with the choice. Chances are you’ll feel OK in the end. Like the old saying goes, ‘no use crying over split milk’, save your energy for something more constructive than things that are in the past. Learn the […]
The earth is changing. Many seers and visionaries are explaining the current pandemic as the beginning of a quantum shift in consciousness. The Coronation is the trigger for the great awakening. As with the great shamanic traditions there will be a purge to remove the negative energies. It may feel at times that the world […]
As a creator of stuff and things, at some point, we have to ship. We may have the best idea on the block, but without the final act of sharing our work with the world, it’s an idea only you know about. Putting work out into the world may seem a big deal and feel […]
There are days when I feel like I’ve got a split personality. The competing desires that I experience become overwhelming. The choices I make are satisfying for a time, ultimately fading in importance when challenged with some new priority. Since learning to meditate I’ve become more forgiving of myself. I know that over the long […]
Our capacity to solve problems, survive disease and navigate relationships is developed through the experience of failure. Resilience is born of hardship. Health is a consequence of adversity. Contentment is the reward of struggle. Safety is a paradox. There is no such thing. The more we strive for it the greater the opposite is experienced. […]