Stop trying – Mindfulness is a done deal

Stop trying – mindfulness is a done deal It’s not always easy to maintain your attention in the present moment, there’s a certain momentum to your egoic thinking and it will not go quietly. It will wriggle and struggle, threaten and seduce you; it will reinvent itself and claim ownership of your mindfulness practice.  Sometimes […]

Lost For Words

Lost for words I’m so blessed to be able to do this work. Thank you, everyone, who came last weekend you are all fantastic awake, inspiring people and I’m still lost for words – so here are some pictures. Our July retreat is now fully booked and we only have place left for August – […]

Mindblowing weekend – Our first retreat of the Summer

Wow what a weekend   As we were packing up from the retreat this weekend, I was suddenly overwhelmed with gratitude, what a joy it is to do this work. I am blessed.  I claim no credit, they were already ripe buds bursting to flower., but I witnessed people transform themselves this weekend. They let […]

The Wellness Train

The Wellness Train I remember a while ago at Liverpool St station, someone pushing past me and running for a train that wasn’t due to leave for ten minutes. It was half empty so he wasn’t rushing to get a seat, why was he running and pushing past me? We were catching the same train, […]

Head Monsters – The Worry Monster

Beware of the worry monster Do you have monsters living in your head? Come on own up, you’ve all got them. You’ve all got monsters living in your head and unless you practice mindfulness or some other form of meditation, there really is no escape!  Head monsters come in many shapes and sizes, they lurk […]

The Mindful Quote Top Ten!

Top Ten Mindful Quotes

Mindful Quote Top 10 “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that […]

Disobedience and the Cultivation of Compassion

Disobedience and compassion

If you only got into Mindfulness because you had tried everything else and were desperate to find relief from your mental suffering, to escape some neurosis, or you simply wanted to quieten your mind so that you could get the edge in a competitive world, then you need to understand one thing now. Before you […]

Resentment and the Power of Forgiveness

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 […]

Beware the Head Monsters – The Angry Monster

The Angry Head 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 […]