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The practice of discipline

Meditation is often called a practice. A work in progress that is never truly complete. It’s a tool in the cultivation of a mindful life. Discipline is an art of living technique. The commitment to do a thing consistently is, in and of itself, an act of meditation. Repetition is a key facet of success […]

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Discipline is freedom

This may sound like an oxymoron for some folks, but discipline is freedom. The simplicity of this statement belies the magic of the action that follows. It’s a powerful way to achieve your goals and to optimise the quality of your life. I stole this mantra from Jocko Willink. He knows about getting things done.

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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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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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Daily breath practice

Daily breath practice Forty days of conscious connected breath I recently completed a Celtic Breathwork course. A three week facilitator workshop in conscious connected breathing. As part of the ongoing qualification and integration of the technique I’m now in the midst of a forty day commitment to a daily breath practice of forty minutes. It’s […]

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Stripping back

Since I took off on a half lap around the world by bike I’ve become a spartan minimalist. I’ve never really cared much for stuff and things. I’m a bootstrapping, bare minimum kind of guy. Now that I’m living a more settled lifestyle I’ve started to review the accumulation of things appearing in my home. […]

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Toeing the line

Way back at the beginning of the lockdown I was pretty outraged. I felt that the way the covid story was playing out in the media was deceitful. I felt that the government were playing us for fools. The facts did not match the warnings. The hype was exaggerated and there we so many inconsistencies. […]

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Sādhanā debt

In the yogic tradition sadana is “a means of accomplishing something” on the spiritual path. It’s a popular way to cultivate a practice towards the manifestation of ultimate expression of life in this reality. I’m treating this daily blog as a form of sadana. It’s a personal writing practice that’s helping to shape and steer […]

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Live and direct

The 365 challenge that I’m invested in this year has a few unexpected quirks. Typically, the writing process allows for correction, revision and amendment. A first reading may reveal errors or area for improvement. Just like if you were practicing a new song. Each new iteration improves the previous attempt. A creative safety net. Daily […]

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Routine in a lockdown

Readers of this blog will know that I’m a fan of routine. It’s one of the ways I stay sane and make the most of each day. It’s more important than ever right now. As we approach the fourth week of potentially months of lockdown, routine is the thing that will get us through. The […]