Just for today

JUST FOR TODAY….Can you be completely present? Not let a single moment slip away? Can you imagine responding and acting intuitively in peace, with humility and honesty…. Without anxiety or anger for a whole day? Every second spent in devotion to all that arises in each moment with acceptance, compassion and non judgment… Feeling groundedContinue reading “Just for today”

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)”

Meditation in isolation!

How is your meditation practice working for you now?🧘🏼‍♀️Just last month, we were discussing here, what we find challenging about practicing meditation. For some, it was maintaining motivation, others it was frustration with a busy mind. I wrote a couple of posts to help with these challenges which people said were helpful. Yay! 🥳 ButContinue reading “Meditation in isolation!”

The importance of grounding

THE IMPORTANCE OF GROUNDING 🌳 What does it mean to be grounded?To be grounded is to be well balanced, stable, present and able to remain calm in a crisis. When we are not grounded, we can be distracted easily, become spaced out, prone to panic and even forgetful. Sometimes grounding can first become an issueContinue reading “The importance of grounding”

An introduction to mantra meditation

MANTRA MEDITATION Mantra was the first practice of meditation that I was introduced to when I first began meditating in 1996. Whilst I have had periods of practicing other types of meditation over the years, I always found myself gravitating back to mantra and it has now been present again in my daily practice forContinue reading “An introduction to mantra meditation”

Meditation and the busy mind

Today, we are going to look at how we deal with the busy mind or emotions that can arise during meditation. I have always really appreciated the following quote by Dean Ornish M.D Physician and director of Preventative Medicine Research Institute.“Meditation is simple in concept but difficult to master. Fortunately, you don’t have to masterContinue reading “Meditation and the busy mind”