My life has been full of terrible misfortunes – most of which never happened. (Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592) Worry is something we do; it often feels involuntary, something we can’t help, but we can make a decision to focus elsewhere, by looking around, by touching something, by counting our breaths in and out. […]
Had an enjoyable Friday night in Glasgow at a talk by Brad Warner. Brad’s the only Zen Buddhist teacher I know who’s also a punk bassist, worked on monster movies and writes occasional articles on Buddhism for a porn site. He’s funny and self-deprecating but has a straight down the line serious attitude to Zen […]
It’s been a strange four days. We’ve been clearing the loft. It’s a big loft, but over the 22 years we’ve lived here, the available walking space had diminished to less than a square foot. Something had to be done, and we had to take time off work to do it. I’ve learned ruthlessness and […]
I’ve always liked the internet phenomenon of maths/science diagrams illustrating song titles, for example these quirky pictures. Here’s my first attempt. There may be more.
Last year I took a subscription to Time magazine, mainly because I liked the free watch you got. I still use it and like it, and I think it’s a good magazine too. Last week I got a nice letter from their publishe, a gentleman called Andy Bush. He begins with a sense of urgency: […]
This site is about mindfulness as a way of enhancing your life, and meditation as a way of enhancing your mindfulness, as well as finding out more about who you are and why you do what you do. It is not affiliated to any particular religion and comes from the conviction that the techniques themselves, […]