forgiveness

Resentment and the Power of Forgiveness

A few years ago, whilst attending my first retreat, I sat listening to one of Adrian’s talks and I remember him asking us all “Is anyone here holding onto resentments?” Quite a few people raised their hand (I’ll come back to whether I did or not in a moment). With hands raised and resentments being […]

Top Tip #3 Give Up Waiting

Top Tip #3: Give Up Waiting

Give up waiting. Remember that now is all there is. What are you waiting for? Realise that you have already arrived and that the journey its self, is the destination. So if you find yourself waiting in a queue let’s say, don’t look to the front of the queue as the solution, because in truth […]

The Angry Head Monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Angry Monster

You need to watch out for this one, you REALLY must, because the angry head monster is a really nasty one. It’s responsible for so much suffering in the world and along with is close cousin the hate monster, it’s the cause of wars and conflicts everywhere. Every conflict begins with an angry thought which […]

be mindful of the worry monster

Beware the Head Monsters – The Worry Monster

Do you have monsters living in your head? Come on own up, we’ve all got them. We’ve all got monsters living in our head and unless you practice mindfulness, there really is no escape!Head monsters come in many shapes and sizes, they lurk in the shadows of your mind and they creep up on you […]

why-retreat

Why Retreat

Now Project retreats are not about running from the world; in fact they are the very opposite. On retreat we engage fully with the world in the present moment and it is from this place of presence that we open ourselves up for insights arise. We start our retreats getting to know one another and […]

Beyond The Self Retreat

Beyond The Self Retreat

When Adrian and Paul said we’re going to do a retreat for advanced practitioners at the end of last summer I was very keen and excited as to what that would entail. As the format and approach for the weekend started to make itself known to us in the build up to this summer, I […]

Amanda

Amanda

For most of my adult life l have considered myself to be honest and emotionally straight forward; l would often become frustrated with other people when l felt they were being evasive or avoiding confronting difficult emotions because l thought everyone should be doing what l thought l was doingl One of my lightbulb moments […]

The Trying Trap

The ‘Trying Trap’

It may seem obvious that the characteristic state of thoughtless awareness that is Mindfulness dissolves ego: the journey is one of ‘unbecoming’ as we let go of who we thought we were, along with the associated limitations we have allowed to be set of ourselves along the way.  But this lifelong process can be hugely […]

Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness

Illusion & Reality – Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness

More and more people are becoming aware of the possibility of being fully conscious while sleeping. The physical body needs to rest to rejuvenate and in some sleeping stages we can experience the dream world. A dream is an exciting event and as everything else it has energy that can be recognised and partially decoded: […]