EXCERCISES IN BEING

Breathe - Fully. See - Deeply. Listen - Carefully. For no reason - Smile. Bake some bread. Hold a baby. Listen to fire. Walk barefoot a little each day. In the rain, wear no hat and keep your head up. For five minutes follow the path of an ant. Grow a plant from a seed. … Continue reading EXCERCISES IN BEING

THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE

"When two lovers come together and two cells meet and merge there's a miniature big bang and a universe begins.   It may seem so inconsequential - two strangers seeking pleasure a drunken fling or favour a jaded housewife's weekly chore   but really they're two gods creating a new reality an awesome responsibility a … Continue reading THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE

WHEN PROBLEMS SEEM TO LIE AHEAD

[Picture: Mc Escher] "When problems seem to lie ahead Don't rush forward to meet them As if they're long-lost friends Let them lie there, let them wait. Let them sleep until it's time to meet   Then give them due attention Resolve them as best you can Then go on your way, leaving them there … Continue reading WHEN PROBLEMS SEEM TO LIE AHEAD

10 RESEARCH STUDIES ON MEDITATION

Meditation Makes You Happier and Boosts Your Immune System 'Brain mapping and MRI technology were able to determine that the regular practice of mindfulness meditation activates the left prefrontal cortex of the brain - the area associated with positive emotions.' Psychosomatic Medicine (Davidson et al., 2003). 2. Meditators Have Lower Blood Pressure 'Twenty hypertension patients … Continue reading 10 RESEARCH STUDIES ON MEDITATION

EMPTY YOUR CUP

There's an old Zen story about a scholar who visited a famous Zen master to inquire into the meaning of zen. The scholar asked question after question but was so full of his own ideas that he rarely gave the master an opportunity to answer. After about an hour of this one-sided dialogue, the master … Continue reading EMPTY YOUR CUP

RESULTS FROM MEDITATION

"When you practice making the shift from doing and thinking to being, you discover how to align yourself with a deeper current of meaning and belonging. You may get in touch with personal feelings and aspirations that have long remained hidden from your conscious awareness. Or you may connect with a more universal source of … Continue reading RESULTS FROM MEDITATION