Kintsukuroi – the Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.
Even when life is busy, we can benefit from slowing down the pace a little; and we can also choose to build little ‘relaxation moments’ into our day.
What is the tone of voice we use to communicate with ourselves in our own head?
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Our lives can be seen as a constant balancing act between protecting ourselves, and yet remaining open enough to ‘life as it is’ for presence, kindness, intimacy.
When we sit down to meditate, we naturally would like to have an experience which is peaceful, relaxing, and pleasant from beginning to end. However, as anyone who meditates regularly knows, this is not always the case. In fact, in addition to the distractions of a busy mind, what we often find in meditation […]
‘In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. By the time! Surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and exhort one another to Truth, and exhort one another to patience.’ This beautiful line, from the Quran (103, Surah Al-‘Asr), really struck a chord with me when I heard […]