Category Archives: meditation

Travel and returning

I wrote this on my way home from Jamaica a week and a bit ago. I let it settle for a bit before posting it here, but a conversation on the weekend reminded me of it. Travel and returning I … Continue reading

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UN Citizen Ambassadors contest and entry

A big, big warm and grateful thank you to everyone who helped with the footage and filming of my entry for the UN Citizen Ambassadors contest. I submitted the entry yesterday. The UN has invited all entrants to post their … Continue reading

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Quote

“Suffering isn’t ennobling; recovery is.” – Christiaan H. Barnard Interesting idea. So many religions and ideologies seem to push the idea that suffering is of some value. What do you think?

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MBSR discussed in US Congress

I’ve written before about meditation; so far the most powerfully healing, non-ideological meditation practice I’ve come across is that espoused by the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn and taught all over the world in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses … Continue reading

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Winter solstice

Days are lengthening from now. Dark clouds and sunshine wrestle out at sea.

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The third eye – or not

When I was a kid, I was preoccupied with all things supernatural. I devoured “non-fiction” accounts involving psychics, clairvoyants, people with what was then called ESP. I scared myself silly thinking about ghosts and poltergeists and what I would do … Continue reading

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Poem

The Guesthouse by Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they … Continue reading

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Jim Dreaver on Freedom

At the level that most people relate to the notion of freedom, it means the freedom to express ourselves however wish: to choose our work or career, our friends, our politics, our religion, to choose where we live. Yet there … Continue reading

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Quotation on mindfulness

By being with yourself, by watching yourself in daily life With alert interest, With the intention to understand rather than to judge, In full acceptance of whatever may emerge, Because it is there, You encourage the deep to come to … Continue reading

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Meditation

I am not a meditation teacher – or any kind of teacher for that matter. However, I strongly believe that meditation is one of the most powerful tools for clarifying the mind, strengthening your sense of self, and increasing your … Continue reading

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