Fabulous piece by John Tarrant, author of ‘Bring Me The Rhinoceros’ and other Zen works and the Director of the Pacific Zen Institute. I Have Always Been Here is a really lovely article about making friends with ourselves, and as a bonus it’s a very pleasant read just for the sake of reading 🙂
One of the (many) things I love about Greek life is that when you take something to be fixed, the assumption is that you are not just getting to buy another one but that you will do everything you can to make this one (car, computer, printer etc) last for as long as possible. It’s… Read More
This is a great example of perceptions. I arrived in Greece to the following comments – all made within three days. You look well, have you put on a couple of kilos? You look well – you’ve lost some weight! Oh I like your hair, it was blonde last year? You look younger this year!… Read More
Soft Back Routine I really love this short little routine – thanks Carl! And one of the reasons I’ve put it on here is so that I can find it easily when I want it (I did have it memorised but……).
I make myself laugh. Sometimes just because I’m bloody funny and sometimes because I have an old pattern that wants other people to think a certain way about me. And the thing is that the afore-mentioned ‘certain way’ changes all the flaming time. If only I could be consistent! This afternoon I stopped and filled… Read More
I wrote the following post some weeks ago. Everything changes, all of the time 😉 Today I feel hopeless, low, sad, fed up, cross, irritated, bored. And yet I just responded to an email enquiry and assumed a bright and breezy persona. The challenge is acknowledging that both exist and that both exist at the… Read More
I have a million ideas all the time, as my friends will vouch for. I go through periods where I say, “Ooh! I’ve got a new idea! I’ve got a new idea!” and I get really excited and I start talking about it and it’s absolutely the next thing and it’s really going to happen… Read More
A friend of mine was recently indirectly criticised about her weight. It set off an avalanche of feeling, not only in her, but in me, in her telling of the story. Judging somebody by their weight is easy pickings. It can be a great way to feel a bit superior but it’s also a sadly… Read More