Joyful mind

One of the easiest and most profound ways we can cultivate a joyful mind in everyday life is through pausing, taking a breath, and allowing ourselves to feel a gentle half smile in our body.

Being mode

‘If we’re not careful, it is all too easy to fall into becoming more of a human doing than a human being.’

Being engaged in life

‘Who or what we are is defined by the quality of our engagement with this moment, whatever its content.’

Six simple ideas

Sometimes, a small adjustment can make quite a difference to our lives in the long term.

Creating space

When we’re stressed, we can often feel as if we’re being hemmed in from all sides.

Mottainai

The Japanese word ‘Mottainai’ is one of those expressions which can convey a whole range of meanings, and which has been associated with daily life, environmental philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and a general sense of increased appreciation.

Silence – Part 2

We don’t always need to find new strategies for ‘solving’ life. Sometimes, simply creating some intentional silence and space might be enough.