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This too shall pass

Today I wanted to share a parable from the 21 day abundance meditation I’m currently sitting. As an old student of vipassana I’ve noticed synchronicities and karmic threads for a while now. Heightened awareness lends itself to observation of these phenomena. It’s a wonderful gift to experience these moments. Yesterday I had a profound healing […]

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Tend your own garden

India is built on self sufficiency. Gandhi fought for independence under the banner of grow your own. Rural India is awash with smallholdings and market gardens. There’s a freedom that comes with food security. Knowing that there’s crops growing all year round means each family can eat. Our landlord has an impressive market garden. Just […]

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And then came the rains

I couldn’t post the blog yesterday. Rainy season has arrived here in Goa. Coastal areas of Mumbai are currently being evacuated. Cyclone Nisarga, meaning Cosmic, is battering the west coast of southern India. That means infrastructure is creaking; power is out, internet has disappeared and evenings are spent by candlelight. As the reality of this […]

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Taking the next step

Some situations in life bring with them momentum. Once a decision is actioned they set a new direction of travel. It’s just a matter of taking the next step.

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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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Magic Mapusa

Today, I’ve enjoyed a very full day out. Rich in experience and diversity. As the rains approach I’ve felt the call to embrace every opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve been to Mapusa to organise a few practicalities for monsoon; ziplock bags and silica gel; replaced a pair of favourite sandals. The afternoon has […]

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Seeking clarity through chaos

There is a theory that says clarity can be found through chaos. The teaching goes that the confusion that comes in the chaotic phase must be dispelled and through that process we reach a new clarity. It’s an idea that can apply to creativity and entrepreneurialism as much as to relationships. I’ve had an interesting […]

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Everything in moderation

Yesterday I celebrated completing a major milestone for my other writing project. I got drunk and excitable. I have a habit of overenthusiasm for alcohol. It’s a bit of an Achilles heel. Up until about year ago I’d followed a semi strict abstinence which lasted two years. I’ve made a couple of concessions for friends […]

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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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Museum of Youth Culture

I’m a live music fan. I’ve attended many festivals over years. Getting lost in a field has been a rite of passage for me and my mates. Like a vision quest for the jilted generation. Rave culture and later dance music centred around Ibiza and the UK club scene have been the places where men […]