Solving the insoluble

“The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble… They can never be solved, but only outgrown. This ‘outgrowing’, as I formerly called it, on further experience was seen to consist in a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest arose on the person’s horizon, and through…

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New Year’s Eve

Yesterday was the full moon. For me, the moon is always a reminder of life’s flow and the ever-changing nature of it, – of everything, including myself. The things I was carrying yesterday – my thoughts, feelings, the stomach ache – they have dissolved into the past. I woke up to a new day, to…

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The practice of remembering

Lately, I’ve been writing about remembering. About returning. There is this voice that I hear. The more I unplug from the many voices around me – the many distractions. This voice grows stronger. Steadier.It sits in my centre, like on a throne. And it is ready, at all times.It is ready to bring me back.…

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You are

You are far more than the sum of your thoughts, ideas, opinions. Rest into what lies beyond, and feel it nourish you, give you life. Pause, pay attention to the breath, feel into the space around it, and rest there. Wishing you a beautiful weekend. 💕

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Staying open and letting go

Awareness brings clarity and empowerment. As we become aware of what arises in us, we can choose what to let go. There is no point in resisting what is already here, but we can practice seeing it all for what it is. By connecting to our presence, we can more clearly see what is ours…

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Turning arrows into flowers

“What we call obstacles are really the way the world and our entire experience teach us where we are stuck.” This quote is by one of my favourite Buddhist teachers Pema Chödrön. It’s from her incredible book When Things Fall Apart, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for wise words on how to meet…

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Simple everyday mindfulness tips

The beauty of mindfulness is that it is meant to be practiced in our daily life. We are not only practicing when we are sitting on the meditation cushion. And essentially, the more we practice the more mindfulness becomes integrated into all that we do. Here are some simple mindfulness techniques to do throughout the…

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The Guest House

This poem by Rumi is often read in connection to mindfulness, and I think it’s a beautiful reminder of how to meet discomfort in our practice, and our lives. Each morning we wake up to certain feelings or sensations, and each morning there is something new. Sometimes we feel rejuvenated and content, other times we…

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