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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The monkey mind

“I am burdened with what the Buddhists call the ‘monkey mind’ — the thoughts that swing from limb to limb, stopping only to scratch themselves, spit and howl.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love I don’t know about you, but my mind can be a jumble of disconnected thoughts on a daily; hourly or even […]

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The dark mind of fear

“The mind of man is capable of anything.” ― Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness The time after the Christmas break always seems to bring with it the darkest part of the winter season and also the darkest time for many people. The seasonal celebrations are over. The presents have been put away or exchanged. The […]

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