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56 days

I wrote yesterday what I considered to be the penultimate post. In actuality if we’re being pedantic it was the final post of the 365 challenge. This year was a leap year and so had 366 days. THANK YOU! I want to say thank you to you all for coming along for the ride. It’s […]

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Penultimate

The last but one. It’s a curious thing to be sat here pondering a final note to you, my loyal readers. I’ve just been a walk along the beach in the heat of the midday sun. You know what they say about mad dogs and Englishmen. I spent a good deal of the walk reflecting […]

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Note taking

For a professional blogger I have a maverick attitude towards note taking. It’s a personal glitch that’s increasingly present in my professional life. There’s a lot to be said for making proper notes. The notes themselves could be more detailed and the filing of these notes better organised. Evernote has been a godsend.  Yet the slapdash […]

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Seeds

In the local papaya here in Goa there are lots of seeds. Cast them out to the ground and it’s likely a plant will grow up from the spot. Seeds continue the cycle of life. Further north in Jaipur there are no seeds. The fruit is tasteless. I wrote about the Bharat Bandh recently. The […]

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A new era

Today marks the beginning of a new age. At 3.32pm Indian Standard Time Jupiter is conjunct Saturn at 0° Aquarius, marking the transition from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius – a 2000 year Astrological cycle. Additionally, today marks the beginning of a new elemental cycle; from Earth into Air. I believe […]

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Five days later

Despite being in the final month of this blogging challenge I’ve begun to lose consistency. There’s a bunch of reasons for it that pertain to life happening. And so it goes. This week I’ve been mostly focusing my attention on breathwork. I’m twenty days in to a forty day breath integration. I’ve begun facilitating one-to-one […]

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Is it safe?

The vaccine is here. Many are delighted that life can ‘get back to normal‘. Others, myself included, are more sceptical. Can a totally new vaccine that’s taken just 10 months to create from scratch really be safe? Typically, a vaccine takes 5 – 10 years of detailed figuring out, intense trials and testing. And that’s […]

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Indigenous wisdom

I spoke briefly again recently about karma yoga. Beyond the doing of basic chores to maintain our homes, karma yoga speaks to an awareness of the eternal way of things. How much of modern life is sold to us through the veil of convenience when in fact it would be beneficial to maintain connection to […]

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ALOHA

Ask Listen Observe Help Ask again I love a good acronym. This one is from The Fundamentals of Caring. It’s a useful bit of advice for those seeking to offer support.

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An attitude of gratitude

The deeper the gratitude, the greater the joy.