The guest house

In his poem ‘The guest house’, the Sufi poet Rumi invites us to metaphorically open ourselves up to all visitors, just like a guest house which doesn’t get to choose who stays the night.

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 […]

The two wings of a bird

‘My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.’ HH the Dalai Lama Meditation is sometimes described as the two wings of a bird – one wing is insight, and the other compassion. Another way of describing insight is to think of it as greater clarity, having more awareness of what is going on in […]