What is Real Right Now?

What is Real Right Now?

The other day I was feeling particularly overwhelmed by things – my feelings, my chattering mind and my perception of the world around me. It’s at these times that my general wellbeing can be balanced on a knife edge; either I will fall deeper into the chatter of my mind and get horribly lost or my […]

Top Tip #5 - Give up being master of the universe

Top Tip #5 – Give up being Master of the Universe

Mindfulness is paying full attention to “what is” in this present moment and learning to embrace whatever arises and offering no resistance to the truth of this moment.  That is not so say you can’t take action to change “what is”,  if your hand is on fire, put it out, don’t waste energy resisting the […]

Masterclass now Fortnightly

Many of you have been requesting more regular masterclasses and emotional clearing sessions to help maintain your mindfulness, so here you go, here’s three dates for your diary Next Class: Tuesday 29th September – Mindfulness and the collective consciousness Upcoming Classes: Tuesday 13th October – Mindfulness and the power of conscious intention Tuesday 27th October […]

Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea

Once upon a time in ancient China there was a nun who ran a tea shop. The nun was famous throughout China because of her deep understanding of zen. It was said that she was a true zen master, that she was fully enlightened, and students of zen travelled for thousands of miles to seek […]

Mindful World Retreat

Thank you all for another fantastic retreat. Thank you for all the lovely emails and comments, we must be doing something right. It was wonderful to welcome so many new faces to our Mindful Family and a real joy to see so many old family coming back year after year. Maybe we should start doing […]

Mindfulness Accreditation or Suffocation

Sometimes I am asked “are your classes accredited?” or “are you qualified to teach mindfulness?” to which I reply – “Most definitely not!”. Questions like these are good for my mindfulness training because they trigger powerful emotions that I need to be mindful of, and sit with, and process consciously.  So they are helpful in […]

Surrender

While writing this I’m laying down with a bad back. I’ve now been off work for a week which years ago would have been a massive problem for me, my mind would have told me ‘you can’t be off work you’re too busy, you’ve got bills to pay etc’. So then, not only am I […]

Top Tip #10

You can’t understand meditation because meditation is nothing to do with understanding. Understanding is something completely different, it has a place, but it is not meditation. Meditation happens when you are not understanding, meditation is a state of awareness that arises when your mind is quiet, when you are not thinking; understanding is just more thinking […]

Disobedience and the cultivation of 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 […]

Do You Possess Things Or Do Things Possess You?

Sometimes people get quite upset when I explore this in my my talks, but long ago I decided to continue, if I upset you then so be it. I have a responsibility to tell you just the same.It is my job to upset you, to shake the very foundations of what you call reality, it […]