Valuing deeply

‘We must look at our life without sentimentality, exaggeration or idealism. Does what we are choosing reflect what we most deeply value?’

Love the question

‘Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart

And try to love the questions themselves.’

The gardener – Part 2

Gardening is about our relationship to the garden – how much we notice, in what way we take care of it, whether we allow it to nourish us

Being here now

Mindfulness, at its heart, is about taking good care of our lives, living it with a sense of presence and love.

Sleepy mind

Most people who meditate would be very familiar with ‘sleepy mind’ – this feeling that you’re drifting in and out of meditation, perhaps even asleep for significant chunks of it.

Four meanings of mindfulness

Mindfulness has certainly become very popular – when the US army, Capitol Hill, major corporations and Silicon Valley all embrace mindfulness, you know it’s gone mainstream.

Counting the breath

One of the most popular meditations for developing this concentration of mind is one called ‘counting the breath’.