Nurture Positive

This week’s blog is a contribution by Michelle Morris: When I was a young child I would imagine going to a place with animals that I loved, this gave me a deep feeling of calm and safety. We all have the capacity to create positive mental images and positive mental talk, which can trigger positive emotional body […]

Simplicity

‘The simple life is best.’ Popular saying If the simple life really is the best, then how come so few of us want to live it? I remember a documentary about a group of Mongolian nomads, and the excitement when they bought their first TV and installed it in their yurt. From then on, every […]

Fragility

‘(Venetian glass) is fragile and easily harmed as the consequence of its search for transparency and refinement and its desire to welcome sunlight and candle light into its depths. Glass can achieve wonderful effects but the necessary price is fragility. (…) It is the duty of civilisation to allow the more delicate forms of human […]

Loving-kindness for others

I always felt overwhelmed, during my trips to India, by the number of people who were begging in the streets. There were children and old people, some who had a disability and others who were missing limbs. Mothers with tiny infants in their arms, young men with legs grotesquely swollen with elephantiasis, children without legs […]