The meditation of mantra

When I was about ten one of my primary school teachers posed my class this: “Please don’t think about elephants. Just don’t think about elephants”. What happened? Without a second thought my mind began to ask, “What elephant?”. Then it conjured ideas of a large, […]

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Karma Yoga: learning how to act

In the spirit of thinking less, I’ve been doing more. I’m not randomly filling my time with busy-ness rather I’ve begun a campaign of consciously and mindfully doing and acting. Doing more may seem to run counter to many spiritual philosophies – doesn’t yoga advocate […]

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Too much thinking, not enough being

I think too much. I’ve been told this quite a few times lately. My doctor told me that my brain was working too hard. The Ayurvedic doctor I see in India flatly suggested I stop thinking. And then, the jnana yogi we visited in India […]

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India 2011: Let’s Moove

As promised, details of the India 2011 Tour are now live and online. Plans have changed slightly, and our three-week tour now fits neatly into 16 days. Check out the unique South India travel package David and I have put together. And if you can, […]

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The pitfalls of attachments

Attachments. We’re all aware of the potential dangers of opening and downloading them. Some can be useful, others a mildly amusing waste of time, and the really obnoxious ones can infect your system with all manner of digital nasties. Now, I’m not the person to […]

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