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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Do your senses tell you the truth?

Our mind is constantly bombarded by thoughts, impressions and messages. To help get us through the day our mind retrieves hundreds of memories and combines this with real-time data from our senses. In a previous article I questioned the truth of memory, but how often […]

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Calm your mind by controlling your senses

Last post I talked about how, through our interaction with our surroundings, we can overload the mind with excessive sensory information, and how this can leave the mind feeling sluggish and clogged. But there are times when the external environment is beyond our control. Now, […]

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What do you feed your mind?

We’re all aware of the modern truism that “you are what you eat”. The food that we put into our bellies, thanks to the wonders of the digestive process, passes on its energy to the body, helping us to create new cells and to stay […]

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