Reblogged from Mindfulbalance Blog: We all know the top hit of the ego’s silent soundtrack — “If I do this I’ll feel better.” Seeing through our own particular version of this is part of the process of waking up. Again, the essence of this entitlement is the assumption that we can make ourselves, and life, … Read more
Perhaps this post would be more accurately entitled ‘Getting the Ups and Downs of Life in Perspective, because that’s the real challenge we face so often. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up in the dramas of daily life, the stresses of work, money, relationships – you name it – that we lose sight … Read more
Taming the Ox isn’t necessarily a linear event. Certainly that hasn’t been my experience. But by employing both mental and physical strategies, just as the ox-herd uses rope to harness the wild ox, and by cultivating our awareness of our own mind we can start to return to health and experience joy in living again.
Life is full of tests, challenges, ups and downs. That’s just the way it is. In fact, I would suggest that if your life is completely without stress or pain in some shape of form for an extended period of time then the odds are you don’t just have a very quiet life – you … Read more
On this day when we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in war I want to reflect on the events that gave rise to the legend of Anzac, and what it might mean for us today.
Life changes, but core our needs don’t. However, we can adapt and develop new ways of living completely fulfilling lives within our current or emerging conditions.
When I look back over my life, often the moments I am most proud of are those points when I’ve chosen not to let my fear dictate my which way I go – I don’t know who said it, but it works here – these were moments when I felt the fear but did it … Read more
The teacher has to have mastered what they are teaching. Without that their theory is just that, theory.
Learn to be in the now and awaken to the unlimited powers of the universe that lie beyond the doors of the ego mind.