“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ― Anne Frank I listened to a recent Radio 4 radio programme and in it, they were talking about the lifestyles that we have developed in the 21st century. We are immersed in time-bound activities. Whether at work, […]Read More Being conscious in the present moment
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”― Dalai Lama XIV I am a member of Action for Happiness – a UK based organisation set up to promote happiness and well-being. This week they hosted His Holiness the Dalai Lama at an event in London to launch a new happiness programme […]Read More An afternoon with the Dalai Lama and Friends
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”― Narcotics Anonymous As human beings, we spend all of our existence doing instead of being. We should in effect be called Human Doings. From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment when we close our eyes and […]Read More Being v’s Doing? The choice is yours
“God gave you a gift of 86 400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you ” ― William Arthur Ward I came across another talk by Matthieu Ricard, this time talking to the actor, Richard Gere about Altruism. During the talk, there was an opportunity for people in the audience to ask […]Read More 10 Second meditation, what have you got to lose?
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr. We spend so much of our lives rushing from moment to moment, always complaining that […]Read More We have all the time in the world, after all is it our world
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! There are a raft of articles that […]Read More What does Mindfulness Meditation do to your brain?
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” ― Mother Teresa We all have those moments in our lives where numbers appear to be the root of all evil. Bank account numbers, credit card numbers, national insurance, health cover, etc. You name it, we are […]Read More Can we be individuals in a world of numbers?
“When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love …” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Born April 28, 0121, Died March 21, 0180 How many times has it occurred to you? That throwaway comment – whether in work or in a social situation […]Read More The connection between Carpe Diem and Mindfulness
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but […]Read More The Paradox of our Time, a poem by Bob Moorhead