Using socks to meditate

“Sadly, my socks are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.” ― Graham Parke I bet the title of this blog post made you stop and do a double take for a moment. “Using socks to meditate? How”, you ask. There is a large discussion that goes on as to whether you wear certain items […]

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Meditating when you paint

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci No, I am not an artist, nor even a painter. My craft is the more mundane, that of an experienced DIY’er. The house I currently live in is an old house and […]

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Doing verse Being

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch Our lives are ordered by the things that we do. The activities that we undertake and the results or outcomes that are achieved. We have developed our learning and development […]

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In the Beginning there was….

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle In the beginning, there was….. A raisin. “A what? What on earth are you going on about?” Let me explain and it will all become clear. One of the first; possibly the most basic of all mindfulness practices, is called the Raisin Practice. It is […]

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Body Scan at the Check Out

“Daily life is better when it involves interactions with real people who have a personal investment in their labour, like shopkeepers, than it is with someone ‘just doing my job’ or the infernal self-checkout machine. Julian Baggini “Get out of the way, you  “A-hole”, was the expression shouted across the supermarket. I was out shopping; […]

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