Do you ever have wytai?It is a noun (articulated in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows): a feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking…
I don’t know who wrote the quote, where I read it or if I dreamt it but this is the quote that won’t leave me alone this year.
How can mindfulness change the lives of people with chronic Pain? Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention in a non-judgemental way to what is going on in your body, your mind and…
I am on an island at the moment. How good is that?! It is Facing Island - a tiny island off Gladstone in Queensland.
I love this rendering of the power of longing.
I’ve just returned from two weeks hiking in New Zealand - stunning.
I love this short piece by Jon Kabat-Zinn called “Listening is an act of love”.
“I am shocked by the ignorance and wastefulness with which persons who should know better throw away the things they do not like.
This tree is here. It is no longer alive in the biological sense, but in the sense of participation and presence and contribution, it is very much alive.
I have been undertaking an experiment lately (as part of that broader experiment we are all involved in – otherwise known as life!) where I am trying to find a…
Happy 2019! It feels far to soon to be writing those words, but here we are at the beginning of a new year, with all the fresh opportunities and challenges it…
Mary Oliver died on the 17th January, 2019. We are a long time dead.
Our fears are like dragons guarding our most precious treasures – Rilke Most of us come to mindfulness practice to deal with something we don’t want.
A few years back I went to a one day seminar with a remarkable person - Kent Hoffman. He is a long term meditation dude in the Zen tradition, and also the founder of a profound parenting program - the Circle of Security which is grounded in the latest science about how kids and parents thrive. He had some interesting things to say about life, love and stress - the foundation being:
We work so hard at everything. And anything can become one more task to do – including our mindfulness practice.
Dear friends, I don’t usually write emails through Openground that are directed specifically to our governance as a community, but I think now is the time.