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Living with less

I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m happy with less. Materially, I have less stuff than ever, this I put down to a radical travellers approach to possessions. I ask these questions: How often do I use the item: Every day Couple times a week Once a week or less This list places […]

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Qualifying questions

I bought a second-hand bicycle the other day. I was pretty excited and in the rush to seal the deal clarity was lost. The exact specification of what was and was not included was unclear. The outcome of that uncertainty was a misunderstanding on my part and that of the vendor about just what I […]

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Five inspirational books about mindfulness that have helped my practice

In this article I’d like to share with you five books about mindfulness that are perfect for beginners. I’m an avid reader. One of the major plus points of living an alternative lifestyle is the psychic space and material time to read. I’ve cultivated a habit that helps me to read on average one book […]

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Hiding in plain sight

I’m just going to leave this here https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/07/14/2020-is-the-year-the-unseen-becomes-seen/

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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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What’s your thing?

When I meet people for the first time one of the first questions I ask is ‘what’s your thing?’. The response is often to qualify what I mean. “What do you mean, what’s my thing? – do you mean what do I do?”- is a common reply. To which I suggest answer however you feel […]

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Freed from desire

Desire makes the mind impure. Annihilate all desires. At once the mind becomes pure.

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Sunday service

Devotion takes many forms. July 5th was Guru Purnima. A special date in the Hindu calendar. We celebrated here in Goa with a singing circle. It’s a beautiful, joyful way to spend an evening. A high vibration expression of devotion to the enlightened gurus. Om namah shivaya.

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No second wave

There’s little chance of a second wave. Data is in and the results show that the covid-19 virus has all but burnt out. It’s a great relief to many, no doubt. The full report can be read here. I’d encourage you to share this far and wide. We all deserve to live without fear of […]

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Big banyan tree

Today, I walked to big banyan tree. Buried deep in the jungle behind sweet water lake, it’s a holy site of magic and wonder. Benji and I decided to take the path less traveled. It took longer and was tougher than the well trodden track. We encountered many obstacles and had to reverse from dead […]