If we observe the world around us we can see that life is full of opposites: light and dark, hot and cold, black and white, drought and flood. This duality is fundamental to yogic thought. These opposites are the extreme boundaries of life’s potential experiences. […]
Almost four decades ago a book called “The Limits to Growth” was released. Funded by the Club of Rome it modeled the possible consequences of a rapidly growing population and the finite resources our environment can supply: it outlined limits. Yet the idea that growth […]
Truthfulness, or Satya as the yoga texts term it, is something that most of us value highly in ourselves, and in others. It is also one of the key values we are encouraged to live by when we practice yoga. However, practicing Satya is somewhat […]
As humans, we have a strange dichotomy existing in our minds. Part of us loves the familiarity of the known – the comfort of routine- and yet some other part of us finds it tedious and loathsome. Equally, while part of us craves new experiences […]
‘Being present’ is a constant theme in many Eastern philosophies, and with good reason. Have you ever noticed that unhappiness actually arises from your memory of past experiences, or from the imaginings about your as-yet-undetermined future?
We can spend a lot of time, and money, chasing after “new”. New cars, houses, clothes, and, of course, experiences. A car with a DVD player to silence those back seat “are-we-there-yets“; a kitchen makeover filled with the latest stainless steel gadgetry; a month long […]