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We can only transform right now in this moment. In fact we can’t even do that because the effort of transformation will mean that the moment is lost. Transformation will only happen when we accept ourselves as we are. We go around chasing this that and the other, but this is only an escape. Transformation[…]
We often feel offended, undermined, belittled, disrespected by other people. There is a wonderful technique to help us to stick up for ourselves. It works like this: when we are offended or feel someone has disrespected us and we take it, and suppress our reaction, and come away feeling small, we have not honoured ourselves.[…]
In Buddhism there are what are called “The Four Noble Truths” The first Noble Truth says that All Life is Pain and Misery The following is a quote from ‘A Bird on the Wing’ by Osho about overcoming suffering “If you don´t escape, if you allow the suffering to be there, if you are ready[…]
Through the ages there have been a few people who have tried to help humanity. One of those people was called Gurdjieff who lived between 1880 and 1948. He is attributed as the first person who brought eastern meditation to the west. He developed a whole system to help transform Western man who wasn’t versed[…]
The awareness of the body is the key. Ordinarily we have ignored our body. We pay attention to our thoughts and feelings but not the body. The body is both our achilles heel and our treasure trove. Right now the body is our achilles heel. We have no idea just how much tension we constantly[…]
Meditation is allowing everything to be as it is without imposing or thinking we need to be in a certain way. When we allow ourselves to be as we are, we will sooner or later relax, and then it may be that we spontaneously sit still, close our eyes and experience a sense of tranquility. It’s[…]
An effective way of dealing with a sense of discomfort or distress is to choose to accept the feeling without attempting to change it. So, if we are sad, to allow ourselves to be sad, if overwhelmed to allow ourselves to be overwhelmed. Usually if we are unhappy, angry or bored, we take up a[…]
One technique for calming the mind involves attending to the muscles in the head. Our numerous facial and scalp muscles can become extremely tense without our being aware of it. If we focus on the state of tension or relaxation of these muscles, we can achieve greater calmness of the mind.
Instead of trying to escape from unhappiness, to make it go away, we might try to embrace the feeling of unhappiness, to make an effort to experience the unhappiness, stay with it, and not try get rid of it. Why should we do this? Often our unhappiness gets worse when we react to it because[…]
Why does posture matter? If you want to feel better, to look after your body, to prevent aches and pains then you need to give more attention to your posture. Many of us are unaware of the awkward, unhealthy postures our bodies adopt. We give very little attention to the needs of our bodies except[…]