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Let Awareness Happen

Mindfulness practice is about ‘being aware’. However, when we investigate it ‘being aware’ is both simpler and less simple than we might imagine. Understanding the nature and mechanics of awareness is one of the best tools in developing our practice… Read more

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Experience Farming

As meditators we don’t need to place great emphasis on the changing weather of the mind, sometimes it is delightful, sometimes it is less so, but showing up again and again we learn to trust the process, no matter the weather.… Read more

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Just This!

Often when we start meditating we think that during meditation there are some experiences we should be having and others that we should not be having… Read more

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Reframing experience

In our mindfulness practice, when we pay attention to our minds we see that we are constantly framing, interpreting and judging our experiences, events and other people in a certain light.

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Peeling the onion

When I’m not doing this, I run a little web agency, and it struck me recently as I was redoing my own website that you typically have to go through the process of breaking existing systems before you can rebuild them into something better.

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This moment

I have been working with a thought in my recent practice which I’ve found very helpful. It isn’t an original thought – but it is simply to be with this moment and allow whatever is to be. The focus can be pulled on this one from several different directions – from a simple point of … Read more

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That mind-body thing

I’m just in the process of recovering from what appears to be a nasty virus. To the best of my knowledge I haven’t had Covid, but all the symptoms of whatever-this-is seem very much like Long Covid – tiredness, insomnia, aches and pains, terrible brain fog, etc. I’m someone who suffers from occasional depressive episodes. … Read more