They say we shouldn’t wait eternally for the circumstances to be perfect before we find contentment. We should be content in the moment where ever that may be. While this is true if we wish to avoid suffering (suffering is caused by wishing that the moment was different than it is) it does not mean … More The Power of the Places that Surround Us
A disciplined, high achiever; structured, reliable and diligent. However 30 years of carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders and I seem to have become allergic to all the aforementioned behavioural patterns. Finally a wise man confirms and supports my hypothesis and recommends I live life like an artist, that I ‘live life … More Living Life Whimsically
My initial, limited knowledge of the concept of Karma left me angry and resentful. The notion is often simplified to the idea that if bad things happen to me in this life it is due to the fact I have done bad things in a previous life. So if my father abused me when I … More What is Karma?
From the Himalayas back to southern India I find a feeling of familiarity, I’ve been here before. Familiarity feels homely; I feel a relaxation in sights and smells my senses recollect from my last stay here. Summer is blossoming in Europe. My social media is full of photos from back ‘home’. Seeing the English rolling … More Take me home to the place I belong
As it warms up in south India I migrate northwards. Leaving the dizzy-making heat behind me, my body starts to recognise itself in the cooler climes; enjoying the cool nights, snuggling in a hoody and socks. I’m starting to feel the healthy impulses to carry out my small daily routines that were disrupted in the … More Migrating north – is authenticity the key to my energy?
“Everyone should have a dream, but don’t force your dream onto your children. Not everyone will grow up to be engineers or doctors, allow your child to explore and find her own dream, to develop his own special gifts and talents. If you force your dream on your child by the time they are old … More Que Sera Sera
I remember as a child a dream of disappearing into a jungle. My innocent young self reasoning that eventually I would come out again, sooner or later. The laws of probability doing quite well in my young brain however not fully matured; the idea of walking in circles or getting eaten by animals or poisoned … More I’ll travel my way
I’m diligent, responsible and can be counted on; I do what I’ve promised and have a strong internal accountability to the people and things I’ve taken responsibility for. What if this isn’t because I’m an all round amazing person? What if this is instead just my carefully cultivated survival instinct? I take huge amounts of … More Rest not Responsibility
The evening draws in, it’s cold outside, the Christmas lights twinkle over the street like coloured diamonds. From the warmth of my indoor sanctuary I watch people scurrying in and out of shops, laden with bags full of food and gifts, hearts laden with duties and expectations. Everyone seems to have too much to do, … More The ghost of christmas past
In my last blog I discussed my journey from an ‘antenna-out’ to an ‘antenna-in’ approach to life. When I was controlled by the ‘antenna-out’ approach I allowed the reactions and needs of others to decide how I behaved. Switching to the ‘antenna-in’ approach I stay centred to myself and make decisions based on me and my … More How-to: Staying centred and true to yourself