Right effort – Part 2

Right effort is about finding the sweet spot between trying too hard, and giving up too easily.

Nourishing ourselves

Regular mindfulness meditation can help us become more receptive to the nourishment which is present in our lives.

Calming ourselves with the breath

The breath is a wonderful object of meditation because it is always with us, it’s rhythmical, and it connects us intimately with our bodies and our surroundings.

Taking a deep breath

One of the most effective ways we can use to calm ourselves down is to learn what’s called diaphragmatic breathing – filling the whole of our lungs with the breath.

Our sense of agency – part 1

The sense of agency we are able to bring to our lives is one of the most important factors which influences our health, wellbeing and success.

Taking refuge

We need to find spaces in our lives where we can ‘take refuge’ – a space where we feel safe to stop for a while, to tune in, take stock, and have our internal batteries recharged.

Going home

‘Going home is like turning down the volume, so I can hear myself again.’ Steve Jampijinpa, from the documentary ‘Milpirri, Winds of Change’ Where is the place you can ‘come home to’, where the noisy volume of your everyday life is muted so you can become more grounded, gather your thoughts, hear yourself? When people […]

Flourishing

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, “grow, grow.” The Talmud The desire to grow, to flourish, is one of the most basic drives in nature. When we see a fragile seedling emerge from the ground and strive rapidly upwards, or watch a young child take its first steps, […]