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You might have heard that meditation can bring meaning and joy back into our life. They say, by learning to watch our emotions we can gradually create a distance between the emotions and our innermost self. And this is supposed to lead to an increasing ability to be less affected by these emotions, and a consequent freedom to live more in the present… and so on and so forth…
But HOW to sit silently when our monkey mind jumps all over the place, the knees and the back ache like hell, and all we want to do is to stand up and DO something!Read More
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Monday, 23 February 2015 |
Read an article in the Guardian about the ‘harmful’ effects of Mindfulness. It cites that teachers are inadequately trained or have little experience in the Mindfulness practice themselves. This was in the context of MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) and mental health. As with everything, when something becomes a ‘must-have’ or the next best thing since sliced bread, expectations increase and, with higher expectations, more are the chances of disappointment. And therein lies the whole rub. Mindfulness is all about watching one’s expectations, hopes and desires and not to make the whole thing into a feature length movie – with oneself playing a starring role! A simple practice of watching the breath is all...
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 |
Who needs a philosophy of life when there is life itself?
Osho talks about how this moment is all we have.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 |
“Gautam Buddha said as his last statement: ‘Be a light unto yourself’. The day I leave the body please remind me, so that I can make my last statement: ‘Be a joke unto yourself’. That is far more joyful than being a light unto yourself. What are you going to do with a light? Light your cigars, or burn people’s houses?
But being a joke unto yourself, you will be a bliss for everyone…”