May You Be Peaceful

We learnt a simple practice yesterday. To feel love for another without judgement, with pure intention, by reciting some simple lines in your mind. I have chosen the lines “May you be peaceful, may you be loved, may you be free from suffering”. This is not more contrived than anything else in our lives. SinceContinue reading “May You Be Peaceful”

Mediocrity

Sam said an interesting thing today, “……we only tend to feel the way we feel moment by moment, and that it’s possible to suddenly feel differently, the shift can be subtle, but it can be quite revolutionary….as you go about your day and you feel the mediocrity of ordinary life begin to intrude, you mightContinue reading “Mediocrity”

Meta

Today I just want to quote from today’s lesson. “Today I introduced a practice called meta, that is the official Buddhist name, and the mental state that is the goal of that practice is a feeling of loving kindness that is quite distinct from romantic attachment or any kind of complicated or self directed entanglementContinue reading “Meta”

On Having No Head

This is a beautiful time in my life. I am not trying at all. I spend the day playing piano, studying music, taking care of my kids, reading, playing with animals, listening, watching everything around me. I am not trying to communicate with anyone, whatever comes to me without effort, I do, the rest IContinue reading “On Having No Head”

Wake Sleep Wake

Today, after many days, my mind is calm. It is constant work for me to balance my mind, if I stop paying attention, it starts up a cycle, which becomes increasingly difficult to get out of. However I have now begun to recognise the onset of these cycles and although it takes a great effortContinue reading “Wake Sleep Wake”