FEELING TORN

Listening to two friends argue… Both believe their opinion, their beliefs are right. In the end they go their separate ways. They just can’t hear each other regardless of the loud voices… I wonder…what do I do now? Do I have to choose? It seems sometimes that you have to pick a side and stickContinue reading “FEELING TORN”

Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable

Recently I’ve discovered that I’m starting to be OK with being uncomfortable…. With being challenged…. With being uncertain… Maybe I read something that brings up feelings of horror or sadness… Maybe someone says or does something that I feel at odds with… Maybe I upset someone… I pause…. I notice the physical sensations that IContinue reading “Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable”

Is meditation safe for everyone?

There is more to teaching meditation than meets the eye.. It is worth considering that whilst meditation is extremely beneficial for most people, it can be potentially harmful to others who are suffering with severe depression, suicidal tendencies and other psychological problems. With our NHS over-stretched more than ever especially now, more and more peopleContinue reading “Is meditation safe for everyone?”

How do you feel about death?

How do you feel about death? A question that we don’t often wish to answer or is not deemed appropriate to ask. It is socially acceptable to talk about life but not so much about death. I had a curious experience with death once. It is difficult for me to articulate because there are noContinue reading “How do you feel about death?”

Spring Rising

The first, very subtle stirrings of Spring can be felt 🌱Every November through to January, I experience a longing to really hibernate, to go within, slow down, rest in silence and withdraw from the busyness of modern life. A period of introspection, reflection and integration of all that I have experienced of the year leadingContinue reading “Spring Rising”

Dear Fear,

Dear Fear,How are you, my old friend?You certainly seem to be thriving at the moment.You’ve had a busy year casting more of your darkness into the heart of humankind.Your resolve seems stronger than ever to keep us in our limitations.Watching you at work got me thinking 🤔 When did we first meet?I can’t remember aContinue reading “Dear Fear,”

I had to trust that it was going to happen

I HAD TO TRUST THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN! About four years ago, chanting had become a precious and deeply valued part of my daily meditation practice. 📿 My heart was yearning to learn more about devotional singing and related practices within the yoga tradition. So I was thrilled to be invited to applyContinue reading “I had to trust that it was going to happen”

Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)

OK, Yucky may not (or actually it may) be the best word to describe 2020 and how we may be feeling about life right now, but I couldn’t find an alternative word beginning with Y. However you choose to describe it, 2020 has created many opportunities for positive change but alongside it, also illness, grief,Continue reading “Are you feeling WEARY? (When Everything Appears Really Yucky)”