Tag Archives: peace

When you change the way you see things…

…which is why I call the game Levels and Lenses 😊 if something is not going right, if I am stuck or suffering, and I can snap out of the victim mode and become aware, I change change the lenses, … Continue reading

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Emptiness Survival Kit. Part 4: Change The Lens. Day 37: I Am Pure Spirit.

“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood. This is the … Continue reading

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Ways to celebrate Winter Solstice and Great Conjunction online – today and tomorrow

Below are 3 events that I am aware of and am taking part in to mark these two great events. I will be watching solstice at Stonehenge live (today 16:01 GMT and tomorrow 08:09 GMT). I am not an astrologist … Continue reading

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On being and purpose

In the quote below Zen Buddhist Ruben L.F. Habito says that when we meditate (or are being mindful), that expansive feeling of calm, oneness and peace that we experience is us reuniting with the Divine, God, higher self. Could it … Continue reading

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What if not knowing what next is an achievement?

I’ve been mini-retired for 6 months. Retirement is a great way to practice emptiness. Six months of non-doing and facing uncertainty is when I usually hit the psychological threshold and the monkey brain spirals into anxiety. You know the script … Continue reading

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This 👇

This sums up the manifesto of this blog, my key values and is a signpost for anyone starting on a spiritual journey.

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Advice I would give my 20 year old self #happiness

On Quora there are plenty of Q&A along the lines of ‘looking back, what would you advise your 20 year old?’  I think I finally have the answer and it’s not ‘eat less sugar and floss daily’ (though this advice … Continue reading

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How to fail better and not spiral into anxiety every time you make an ass of yourself #happiness

Recently I screwed up big time at work and panicked. It’s been a while since I experienced such anxiety when your heart races, you get tunnel vision, beat up yourself endlessly and your mind is engaged into a negative thought loop, … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama – happiness is measured by whether you have inner peace in your heart

This post on Facebook helped me finally nail how I define success and why I made career choices in my life that I made. It’s not about title or money, it’s about whether you made peace with yourself. Buddha had … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, be grumpy by Ajahn Brahm #happiness #talk

I have been sceptical of Google talks before. They seemed too long. However I am glad I stuck out with this one by Ajahn Brahm (a Buddhist monk from Australia). Even despite the poo story somewhere in the second half … Continue reading

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