In Tibetan Buddhism, there are three simple instructions which are used as a guide when beginning to meditate.
There is a saying that “Life is the greatest Teacher” which is profoundly true. We all know someone who has made a deep impact on our heart and mind, opening the door to question the world as we know it.
So often we’re “in our heads”. As a culture, we are experts at analysing, critiquing and dissecting the world around us. I know I do it all the time and have to catch myself. Why? Because like everything, there needs to be a balance between the head and the heart. We’re taught quite early in … Continue reading The practice of heart: A meditation on openness
I was talking recently with a friend who was telling me briefly how she is finding putting practice into place quite hard, especially when she comes into a situation where she gets angry or emotional. Amen to that! The hardest time to practice isn’t when life is easy, it’s when life is kicking the shit … Continue reading Harnessing the wild horse of anger
I caught myself in the moment of it on Saturday and thought, “How do I get out of this self-imposed funk?” and quickly reflected that the only thing that seems to give me a solid ass-kicking is meditation on gratitude.