Tag: meditation

Finding Your Way Everyday

There are no rules. There's no path. You don't need to find your purpose before you can start to finally live. Don't read too many books, attend too many seminars. Don't believe those people that tell you they are enlightened. Don't believe there is even enlightenment. All of that just adds weight and concepts to strive towards, taking you away from this moment. This moment. This NOW. How is it? Is there tiredness? Anger? Irritation? Joy? Warmth? Cold? Impatience? Just be aware of it, without judgement. Don't push it away, don't try and hold on to it. That, if anything, is your path, your purpose, your enlightenment. This moment, then this moment, now this moment. All the rest of it...Read More

Where Are We Going?

I noticed myself striding along the pavement today, taking huge, great steps, pacing fervently to get to my destination. My mind was elsewhere, totally caught up in the need to get to where I was as quickly as possible. Once I checked in with myself and slowed myself back down to a normal and enjoyable pace, a sense of calmness came over me. I began to enjoy the walk. I began to notice more of the things around me.  Slowing down doesn't stop you from doing what you were doing, or getting there that much faster either, but it does give you back to yourself so that you can enjoy the whole experience so much more. Where are you going...Read More

Life Is Too Short

Life is too short just may be the oldest, most overused and yet ineffective cliche of all time. We all say it. We all say it a lot. Usually we say it after we experience or hear of difficult or sad events. We use it as a way to motivate ourselves to then go and make the most of our lives - knowing just how uncertain and limited our time on this planet is. But then we quickly forget. We revert back to our ordinary lives and much of the impact and intent of having said those four words when we did fades away until the next time. But if life is too short is correct, there may not be...Read More

Showing Up

Eighty percent of life is showing up - Woody Allen That's all you need to do. Show up. Each and every day, just show up. Somedays you will be inspired. Somedays you will need inspiration.  Somedays you will be tired and weary, other days you will be filled with energy and motivation.  It doesn't really matter, so long as you are there. Fully. You have to be there fully and the only way to do that is to totally accept without judgement the particular state or experience that is right in front of you. So be tired but accept that tiredness without resistance or judgement, just be tired. Angry? Be that anger fully. Accept it, feel it. Don't push it...Read More
What are we doing here? Life on Earth and beyond…

What are we doing here? Life on Earth and beyond…

What are we doing here? This is literally the multi-million dollar question and what is more if you say this sentence emphasising a different word each time, every one makes the question take on a completely different meaning. WHAT are we doing here? What ARE we doing here? What are WE doing here? What are we DOING here? What are we doing HERE? Which one of the above questions irks you the most? That's the one you need to look into more then. For me it is 'what ARE we doing here?' Basically what is our purpose? Why do we exist? What are our lives about? Is there any meaning? Is there a greater purpose? I've been seeing a lot...Read More
The maze that is Mindfulness and how to find your way out.

The maze that is Mindfulness and how to find your way out.

If you are looking for scientific analysis or a deeply profound and spiritual explanation as to mindfulness and meditation, forget it. Sorry. Wrong blog. The good news for you is there are literally thousands of blogs and books that will provide you with an understanding of mindfulness as dry as a mouthful of Jacob’s crackers and more up their own ass than an enema. If you stay with me though I am going to come at this subject in the most simple and ordinary way, the only way I know how. Spoken or written in ordinary language (read in a Mancunian accent for total accuracy), using ordinary words but with the ultimate aim of helping to make a difference as we...Read More