Category Archives: Writing

Inviting Space for the Creative Process

Inviting Space for the Creative Process

If the fruit of a settled mind is creativity, then inviting space for the creative process is simply an extension of order. Let go of distraction and order arises. Get rid of the junk and what is leftover is pristine and spacious and possibly worthy of being called art. So here’s the experiment: organise the material objects in your life. Maybe this will invoke the harmonious environment that you need to be able to create your masterpiece. Read More

Asking For What You Want

Asking For What You Want

In order to ask for what you want, you first need to be able to articulate it. This is where practice comes in – stilling the mind in meditation helps us to see what is extraneous, and to get really clear on what is important in life. Read More

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,… Read More

Dealing with Your Inner Critic

Dealing with Your Inner Critic

You know that annoying issue in your life that you just can’t seem to get beyond? That habitual pattern you keep replaying, over and over, ad nauseam,  to the point that you wonder if you are simply doomed to this particular variety of suffering for the rest of your life? Yeah, that one. Your demon. The monster that… Read More

How to Schedule a Mini-Retreat (And Why You Should)

How to Schedule a Mini-Retreat (And Why You Should)

Sometimes life gets overwhelming and confusing and you just don’t know what to do. When I find myself in that situation, rather than fight the current or make wild guesses about where to go next, I schedule a mini-retreat. Essentially a mini-retreat is a period of intensive practice. Read More

One Simple Tool to Realise Your Dreams in 2015

One Simple Tool to Realise Your Dreams in 2015

Ah yes, New Years resolutions. The hype is annoying enough to make you take up smoking again. (Just kidding, nothing is that bad.) But there is a simple exercise I do every year on New Year’s Day that keeps me on track in my life. It’s just a little ritual I do to check in and see if… Read More

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