As a former monk, many people have asked me how to stay motivated to practice, to continue to meditate when life is difficult, today, I'm sharing how.
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