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Deep roots

An ongoing meditation practice can be like establishing a strong root system. It may seem like nothing much changes in our lives.

A tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh

‘People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.’

A mindful festive season

I can really relate to this Zen saying – usually those times when we most need the practices which ground us are exactly the periods when we abandon them.

Nurturing life

When we become more mindful and slow down, we have more opportunities to notice ways in which we can nurture life – and each one of these can have ripple effects for years to come, as the gift of a salvia cutting by my friend has done.

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.

Wise hope

‘Everywhere I looked, hope existed – but only as some kind of green shoot in the midst of struggle.’

Magnanimous mind

The magnanimous mind invites us to take a wider perspective rather than getting constantly bogged down in the minutiae of everyday life.

Nurturing mind

‘Watching over water and over grain, shouldn’t everyone maintain the affection and kindness of nourishing children?’ Dogen Zenji, in his ‘Instructions to the Cook’ Last month we looked at joyful mind, the first of the ‘three minds’ which were recommended by the famous Zen master Dogen Zenji for the monks in his monastery. The second […]

Being engaged in life

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