An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

An Exquisite Collection of Mindfulness Poetry

When I teach my mindfulness retreats and courses I like to share poetry, quotes and passages about mindfulness. Mindfulness poetry like this conveys important messages for our lives and our meditation practice. People always ask me for these poems at the end of the...
The 21 Greatest Spiritual Lessons I’ve Learned

The 21 Greatest Spiritual Lessons I’ve Learned

Through my study of the world wisdom traditions and my journey into mindful living, I have learned many valuable lessons which have brought me greater peace, joy and fulfilment. Here are 21 of the greatest spiritual lessons I’ve learned: 1. The world’s...
Mindfulness and the Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Mindfulness and the Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Did you ever see the movie or read the book ‘The Way of the Peaceful Warrior’? There is a scene in this movie that beautifully portrays a dramatic shift out of thinking and into deep mindfulness. In this story there is a young man named Dan, who is an aspiring...
The Problem with Spiritual Teachings That You Must Know

The Problem with Spiritual Teachings That You Must Know

There is a problem with ‘spiritual’ teachings, and a truth about them that is essential to know. The Problem Remember Chinese whispers? In this game you whisper something into your friend’s ear and then the message is passed along around a circle from one person...
Forget the Past: A Poem

Forget the Past: A Poem

Forget the past. It’s just a dream you keep alive by dreaming A balloon that wants to hit the ground and burst But which you keep afloat by thinking. The past is only a tail You keep dragging behind you Collecting dust and dirt Until it’s so heavy with...