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 […]
In my last article I talked about jnana yoga, the yoga of knowledge, and how practitioners of this form of yoga spend their life trying to understand the nature of the mind and how it works. All this sounds like an extreme sport version of […]
When I was growing up, phrases like “watch your language”, “mind your P’s and Q’s” or the exclamation “language, please!” regularly flew round the classroom. Unsurprisingly, teachers were generally referring to the colourful profanities of excited teenagers. Now pipe down at the back – this […]
A little while back my family and I sat down to a game of Monopoly. As the money was divided, the trinkets chosen and the dice rolled, everyone’s alter egos began to appear. Strategic thinkers and planners morphed into seat-of-the-pants speculators, spendthrifts threw caution to […]
Yoga was ‘discovered’ by ancient sages in the Indus Valley. The knowledge they garnered was recorded in incredible detail and, interestingly enough, the more science investigates the claims of these philosophers the greater the correlation between their ancient wisdom and recent ‘scientific discoveries’. The sages […]
‘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?
If you think you can, or if you think you can’t. Either way you’re right. Henry Ford We all tell ourselves stories about what we think we’re capable of achieving. But despite belief in the legitimacy of these tales, they could often be archived in […]