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The Mindfulness Scan 21/2/14

A year or so ago I started a blog about mindfulness and meditation called Coming Back.  The title comes from the fundamental experience of mindfulness, which is that you keep getting distracted and keep coming back to your focus; each time you do it reinforces certain neural pathways which means concentration becomes easier. It’s the […]

William Butler Yeats

Album preview: The Song Of Wandering Aengus

Here’s another preview of my album.  This is a poem by William Butler Yeats. I’m adding to a long series of musical interpretations of it including The Waterboys and Donovan. http://www.allthetimeinheaven.com I now have the master CD and will be sending it off for duplication. The online version will be released on March 1st in […]

Old engraving of two children in sunday best.

Six flavours of ‘anxious to please’

We’re social animals. But sometimes our urge to be part of the herd gets out of hand.  One of the insights of meditation – or maybe just of getting older – is that you spot yourself acting out little scripts and preoccupations normally hidden from your busy, get-on-with-it mind. I was thinking about this the […]