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MINDFULLY ACCEPTING NON-ACCEPTANCE: Can we accept our failed attempts to be mindful?

MINDFULLY ACCEPTING NON-ACCEPTANCE: Can we accept our failed attempts to be mindful?

Acceptance of “the way it is” Human suffering is human. Awareness is just aware of it all, without thought. Awareness...
August 30, 2016 × 0 comments

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LAUGH YOUR WAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS: An exploration of the complex yet uplifting nature of humour

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS: An exploration of the complex yet uplifting nature of humour

A laugh fest Recently I was at a spiritual retreat. One afternoon, the women were scheduled to have a tea, to share memories of some...
August 9, 2016 × 0 comments

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DISCONNECTED: How going carless simplifies life and helps us connect to our surroundings

DISCONNECTED: How going carless simplifies life and helps us connect to our surroundings

The car. One of humankind’s greatest inventions. It has opened up our world, made our lives easier and enabled a new way of...
August 3, 2016 × 1 comment

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SHAKE WELL: A vaccine for the mediocrity epidemic

SHAKE WELL: A vaccine for the mediocrity epidemic

  One of my favourite energy-boosting foods is a green drink—a blended concoction packed with healthy ingredients. The other day...
July 11, 2016 × 0 comments

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DHAMMA AND THE BOAT SIMILE: the means to ending suffering is choosing to detach from the popular flow

DHAMMA AND THE BOAT SIMILE: the means to ending suffering is choosing to detach from the popular flow

Don’t be swept up by the river of popular notions and emotions. “If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing,...
July 3, 2016 × 2 comments

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YOGA AND GRAVITY UNBOUND: Keeping the child present through surrender

YOGA AND GRAVITY UNBOUND: Keeping the child present through surrender

We grow from imaginative play with the world In a mind-drifting moment during Yoga practice this morning, I flashed on a childhood...
June 29, 2016 × 2 comments

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JOY IS A FRUIT OF SPIRIT: Achieving a joyful state of being

JOY IS A FRUIT OF SPIRIT: Achieving a joyful state of being

The theologian Peter Kreeft declares, “Joy is more than happiness, just as happiness is more than pleasure. Pleasure is in the body....
June 27, 2016 × 2 comments

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ON ORLANDO: The Unmaking of Joy

ON ORLANDO: The Unmaking of Joy

It’s virtually impossible to find the right words in the face of mass tragedies like the shooting in Orlando. In fact, it’s virtually...
June 16, 2016 × 1 comment

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EGO, THE REAL CONSPIRACY: Volatile discussions during this election cycle and what my life has shown me

EGO, THE REAL CONSPIRACY: Volatile discussions during this election cycle and what my life has shown me

Some very tough choices This election cycle has necessitated the grappling with some very thorny choices! These involve not only what...
June 14, 2016 × 0 comments