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Listening for connection

This week we have a guest post from Chi Phan, working to bring out more authenticity, creativity and expression in people. Image: Listen Carefully by Justin Lynham It was becoming clearer by the day – depression was creeping in. Frightened, I called a trusted...

Stopping Worry

Someone was asking me at the weekend about mindfulness who’d never come across it before. I explained about how it involves noticing when you’re thinking about the past or the future and then bringing your attention back to the present moment. He said he was a big...

Attenborough Mode

In my last blog I drew a distinction between your awareness of your thoughts and the thoughts themselves. What’s very challenging for most people is to leave the thoughts alone: to allow them to pass like clouds moving across the sky. Earlier this year I was on a...

Who are you?

Before I started meditating, I thought who I was was comprised of my thoughts. I didn’t realise it at the time, because I was too identified with them to know that. Through meditation I have understood and experienced that we all have a faculty that is greater than...

Kung Fu Panda

I was on a course last week to learn how to teach mindfulness in schools, and they showed us a clip from Kung Fu Panda, which brilliantly illustrates why mindfulness emphasises being in the present moment. Panda is giving himself a hard time because he’s struggling...