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Become a Master Sailor

Like the master sailor who uses the powerful energy of the wind to sail her boat where she wants to go, appreciating the direction and force. Never trying to change what she cannot, but using her skill for what is possible on her journey with the tools and knowledge she has. And not trying to…

 ‘Distance Communication’

‘Communication lets me down’, a big ‘fave’ of mine from the 80’s you know. Tony Hadley, of Spandau Ballet, if I’m not very much mistaken? Yes, I know, I’m really showing my age now, but it’s what came into my mind when I started thinking about this blog. Well it does, doesn’t it? Let us…

‘Coming and Going’

 It’s what we do. ‘Coming and Going’. It’s the rhythm of life itself. Have you ever noticed that we are either coming or going? Here and there, back and forth, to and from, from and to, even. It’s also happening on all levels in the physical world. From the spinning of the neutrons, electrons and…

Nepal Earthquake

My heart goes out to the Nepalese people and all others affected by last month’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake which killed over 8000 people and injured nearly 20,000 more. At its epicentre in the Gorkha District, villages were levelled, communities destroyed and families were left in pieces. This truly was a disaster on a massive scale.…

Domestic Violence

BBC Documentary ‘Beaten by my Boyfriend’ (first screened 25 March 2015) Watching the above documentary, made me wonder about our society.  The programme did not come to any clear conclusion about why domestic violence is reaching epidemic proportions.  violence’ and ‘domestic ‘are two words which should not co-habit !  Whatever the cruel world has in…

The Royal Princess

 ‘It’s a Girl…’ – The Yogi Bus Driver Last week was a special week. A ray of light shone into the world. It hailed the arrival of a new Princess. That’s right folks, a real Princess. Not a film about a princess or a princess West End stage-show, but a real life Crowned-Princess. It is almost…

‘Getting ready for Summer’

‘Getting ready for Summer’ ‘Summertime, and the living is easy”, famous words, from a famous song written by George Gershwin back in 1934 (bit before my time), but would you say that this is true? I love the summer. The feel of a warm wind (chinook) against the skin, being able to wear light-weight clothing,…

The Creative Process

Creative energy is an amazing thing. It’s as if it is not here on this plane of existence at all, but that it just arrives in a moment of requisite. As if it is sent from up above, or that it is just drifting through the air like an invisible thought-form or abstract concept, until…

Making a small change everyday

Have you noticed how time is flying these days? It never used to be like this, did it? There seems to be an acceleration or quickening each day, and that’s why I feel  it’s more important now than ever before, to make a small change, for the better, every day. (That’s Every Day) I ask myself at…

Anger,Fear and Peace – Part 2

The core of all of us spiritual beings is made of the energies of love, peace, purity, power and joy.  As we move through time, that core, vibration if you like,  is covered in the dust of the habits we acquire to protect this love, peace, purity, power and joy. Over time, we forget how…

Anger, Fear and Peace – Part 1

Today I saw two people arguing. Well, I say arguing. They were both extremely professional and it was more a case of having to be quietly assertive, each one getting their own point across, trapped in the deep habit of needing to ‘win’. It made me think of all the times I have had to…

Easter and its Significance

The Yogi Bus Driver – Easter and its Significance It almost feels like the start of spring. Well it would, if it wasn’t so chilly! Easter, I’m talking about. It is preceded by a general change in weather conditions, for the better hopefully, with daffodils lining the roads and dual carriageways of many routes of…

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day Wear something green, it’s St Patrick’s Day. Funny how a colour can represent an event, a feeling, or even a day isn’t it? This week was Ireland’s national holiday, and it’s celebrated internationally from Japan to Canada, from Russia to Malaysia, from South Korea to the International Space Station orbiting the earth, traveling at…

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day “Do something funny for money”…brilliant. And now, this year, “Make your face funny for money”…even more brilliant… After all, everyone loves a good laugh, don’t they? Comic Relief seems to have got this right. The pitch, the flavour, the quality. Red Nose day really has become a national institution. It is the…

Recognising International Women’s day

Recognising International Women’s day   In our life we are all in contact with women, in fact our first contact was the minute we entered the womb. With this my mind you can say that women give life. Life is so precious that we need to value each moment we have. To value we need…

Just A Minute

Just A Minute Last week at school, in maths, I was working with a group of children to get a sense of how long one minute lasts. They took turns to carry out different activities and see how far they could get in one minute. How many times can you write your name in one…

Time and Balance

Time and Balance Travelling back from my day out today I heard this song on the radio. “To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn …a time to be born .. a time to die .. a time to laugh … a time to weep …” Do you recognise these words?…

Little acts of kindness

Little acts of kindness through cards The first meditation class I went to, about twenty years ago, ended with the teacher passing round a little tin. Inside were lots of different cards, about the size of a matchbox. Each of the cards had one coloured word printed on it. But not just any word. These…

Just A Moment

Just A Moment Start the Day Well Is it a very good morning? If the day begins with my thoughts scattered in many different directions or with anxiety about a situation due to occur later in the day, it will prove difficult to maintain a positive attitude all the time. This is because my first…

Appreciation, The Art of Thinking

Appreciation, The Art of Thinking Today is a good day.  A walk by the sea, the cold, fresh air,  invigorating as I move, snug in my warm coat and stout shoes. The sun shines.  I breathe deeply with good health. There are other people out and about and polite exchanges are made as we pass…

Meditation – a practical tool

Meditation is a practical tool for life. Through meditation, we begin to emerge and enhance a whole new set of skills to manage, enjoy and thrive in our lives.  Anyone can emerge these skills if they want to. Everyone can benefit, wherever they are in the world, whatever they are doing, whoever they are if…

The Power of Love: Cause & Effect

The philosophy is straight and simple—you get what you give. The Sanskrit word “karma” stands for action and its result, for the fact that whatever we sow in our lives returns to us sooner or later. It is a vast and deep concept from which we continue to learn new lessons. For the spiritual student,…

Create the Right Vibe

We now know that everything in the universe is pulsating constantly. It’s perhaps easy to understand that flowers and foliage are vibrating energy, but are you also aware that the matter, which makes up the chair you are sitting on is also vibrating, plus the teacup you are holding, plus the table beside you? The…

If You Don’t Mind, Then It Doesn’t Matter

Isn’t the mind a devil at times; conjuring up a conspiracy against our peace, positivity and well-being! It can draft up negative or wasteful thoughts from simple situations and convince us to react rather than to respond. We need to befriend and bend our own mind if we are to steer it clear of making…

The Jewel in the Crown

In our search for love we will look in almost every corner of the world. We seek love as acceptance and approval in our many relationships. We desire the ideal love in the fiction of the perfect romance. We expect to find love in what we do, what we acquire and even in the places…

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Mindfulness, an awareness of everyday living, creates the capacity to see how one’s thoughts, words, feelings and actions impact and create our reality. One of the aims of mindfulness is to create new possibilities for betterment and new horizons of understanding. Mindfulness cherishes the value of being and enhances its respect. However, is mindfulness enough…