Categories
Blog

Joy, loss and appreciation

Rohan shared a beautiful insight yesterday. It sums up a great deal about the way I feel right now and how I relate to my experience of reality. As time passes, it becomes more evident that folks who learn to consistently find joy don’t wait to lose something to appreciate it.

Categories
Blog

Up In the Sky

I did a Celtic breath workshop recently. It was amazing. I’m writing an in depth piece to be published in the coming weeks. One thing that I’ve noticed is that I retain breath. I hold it in. I’ve written about this before. Some folks breathe real shallow, only into the chest – this leads to […]

Categories
Blog

50

For an instant, having been a child, for another, a pleasure-loving youth, for a moment, without any wealth, for another with all prosperity; at the end of worldly life, his limbs worn out, withered by age, and his body covered in wrinkles, like an actor, man returns behind the curtain that is death. – Bhartrihari

Categories
Blog

Dear Gran

My nana passed away yesterday. She’d been experiencing the waking dream that is dementia for a while. I loved her very much; she was calm, kind and compassionate. Everything a grandmother can be to her grandchildren. Dear Gran. I’m sorry that I couldn’t visit more often. Please forgive me. Thank you for bacon, cheese and […]

Categories
Blog

Form and emptiness

Inner peace is the awareness of emptiness. The acceptance of no-thing; no distractions, no desires, no action. Peace has no form. As long as materiality and things take precedence over our lives we’ll remain stuck in conflict. War has form. Peace is emptiness. The most important thing we can each do individually to change the […]

Categories
Blog

Not just for Men

Men – relinquishing your ability to make life simply for pleasure is destroying your vitality. If you are not with a partner, learn to cultivate through breathwork, through using your inner muscles, locks and valves, with Mantra, Affirmations, silent meditation. Practice celibacy. Learn that your body is a temple, that it honours you daily with […]

Categories
Blog

The most important thing

Seth shared a powerful post yesterday. If you want to have an argument, to raise tempers or to distract, the easiest thing to do is start bringing up things that are easy to argue about. Not the things that are important. Because the important things require nuance, patience and understanding. They require an understanding of […]

Categories
Blog

75

The tree grows even on being cut; the waning moon does wax again: thinking thus, good people are not distressed in times of pain. – Bhartrihari

Categories
Blog

A book about hope

I read this book recently. It’s a fantastically prescient and succinct manifesto for why we are where we are, culturally speaking. If, like me, you feel perennially dissatisfied with the way things are, then this is worth a read. I found the book insightful, reassuring and entertaining. You’re welcome 🙏 Buy it now with this […]

Categories
Blog

WAIT

The way we use social media is fucked. The increasingly polarised nature of the posts and accompanying comments is way out of hand. No one is listening. Charles Eisenstein just launched a brand new community forum. New and Ancient Stories is a place to gather to exchange ideas and opinions in a reverent and respectful […]