A well-tended life

A well-tended life is less a matter of ‘this is what you should do’, but more a question of ‘I wonder what might be needed today, given this time and place, and my particular circumstances?’

Sparks of life

Waking up in the morning
I vow with all beings
to be ready for sparks of the Dharma
from flowers or children or birds.

Daily joy

‘Joy comes from touching things that are refreshing and beautiful, within and outside of ourselves.’

Finding balance

‘Let tiny drops of stillness fall gently through your day.’

Just for now

‘Just for Now, without asking how, let yourself sink into stillness.’

The wisdom of not knowing

 The wisdom of not knowing lies in the humility of accepting that we don’t have all the answers and can’t single-handedly solve complex problems.

Back to basics

  For the past few months, I have gone back to focusing on counting the breath during my meditation, which is a form of meditation I probably first learnt more than thirty years ago. For this practice, the focus is on the breath out, and to help with concentration, I count a slow, silent ‘one’, […]

Cultivating connections

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

‘The most precious thing we can give to another is our presence, which contributes to the collective energy of mindfulness and peace.’