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Drop One Burden

Drop One Burden

You know, most of us tend to carry around needless mental burdens that weigh us down. Perhaps you constantly rehash a past mistake over and over again. Maybe you worry about a problem ceaselessly or you ruminate about a perfectionistic standard for your life that you...
Shedding the Past

Shedding the Past

As we travel through life, we tend to accumulate a lot of conditioning and all kinds of baggage along the way. We have a tendency to wake up in the morning and pick up our past wounds, regrets, limiting beliefs, self judgements, resentments and grievances and our...
The Mantra of Understanding

The Mantra of Understanding

Today I’m going to share with you what I like to call my ‘mantra of understanding’ Adopting this mantra and this way of seeing has created a huge positive shift in my relationships, both with others and with myself. This mantra is this: Everyone is doing the best that...
Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

Seeing Our Behavioural Blind Spots

This week’s invitation is a juicy one. It’s the invitation to notice our behavioural blind spots. I think one of the things many of us find difficult when it comes to living with awareness is seeing the areas where we are stuck in our own patterns, our own...
Unlocking the Gift of Impermanence

Unlocking the Gift of Impermanence

If we want to live fully, it is wise to keep an awareness of impermanence and death by our side. By seeing deeply into the fleeting nature of life, we naturally feel an enormous sense of appreciation for what we have. We don’t take things, or people, for granted any...
When Love Is the Foundation

When Love Is the Foundation

We don’t often talk about love when we talk about mindfulness, but in fact love is such an integral aspect of awareness that the two cannot be separated. Spiritual teacher Ram Dass therefore rarely uses the word awareness on its own. He calls it ‘loving awareness’....