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General

  • Mending a Broken Heart

    Part of the human experience that most people go through at some stage is to experience a broken heart. It’s a horrible experience yet it also makes us more mature and wiser. It brings depth to the heart, if, once broken, it can mend in a way that allows you to celebrate and live your life more fully.

  • Kintsugi & Meditation

    Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful pottery piece.

  • The Nature of Meditation

    People view meditation as a means to find relaxation, relief from anxiety, stress, depression or other ailments. This view is a form of spiritual materialism. It is simply not true. If anything, these rewards are the byproduct of maintaining a meditation practice. The riches of meditation lie elsewhere.

  • Awakening with Meditation

    Some meditation processes suggest that attaining a silent or empty mind is the outcome of engaging in a meditation practice. The Holy Grail of meditation you may say. The focus of achieving a silent mind is centred around the brain and measurable brain waves.

  • Siddhartha on Will

    “When you throw a rock into the water, it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the river. This is how it is when Siddhartha has a goal, a resolution. Siddhartha does nothing, he waits, he thinks, he fasts, but he passes through the things of the world like a rock through water, without doing anything, without...

  • Meditation & Grace

    There are times in your meditations when a superior stillness descends upon you and the room in which you sit. Within that stillness there is peace, harmony, a receiving, a grace. I have seen rooms full of people, talking, drop into silence as this stillness descends. A pause in the busy minds of people in which something transcendent flows.

  • Eye of God Nebula

    The beauty of the physical realm and a reminder to the spiritually minded of their place in the great scheme of things. The Helix Nebula, colloquially known as the Eye of God Nebula is the closest example of a planetary nebula created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star.

  • Double Spiral Helix

    The double spiral helix, reflecting a microcosm of spiritual worlds. The atom effect found in chakras and nadis, energy centres of the body and its attendant flows of energy into and out of chakra centres.

  • Hello World

    This is my very first blog post. I haven’t written anything yet but I’m sure I have some great stories to tell.


Context

  • Rituals & Meditation

    An important aspect of meditation is the application of rituals along with your meditation practice. It’s useful to note that all spiritual paths and indeed, the great religions employ ritual as a tool connecting humans to spiritual beings (angels, gods, etc) and worlds.

  • Truth as Sword & Shield in Meditation & Life

    An important aspect of meditation practice is cultivating your sense of Truth. It’s one of the foundation stones of your practice and a discerning factor needed to foster a stronger connection to your Higher Self.

  • What is Consciousness?

    As Merriam-Webster defines consciousness …. “at its simplest is “sentience or awareness of internal or external existence”. To this day, consciousness remains a mystery, a final frontier you might say. An age old question occupying the minds of scientists and mystics alike.

  • Knowledge & Understanding in Meditation

    There is a Russian fable called ‘The Three Hermits’ that Leo Tolstoy wrote; the famous author of War and Peace, Anna Karenina and many other great literary delights. He rewrote ‘Three Hermits’ after experiencing his spiritual awakening. The fable coincidently illustrates the difference between knowledge and understanding and serves as a great teaching device by spiritual teachers. It goes something...

  • The Genie and the Meditator

    There is this fable of a guy who finds a bottle. When he opens the bottle, out pops a genie. The genie says: “Thanks for saving me. I have been in that bottle for 500 years. I will reward you by granting your every wish.” The guy says, “ That’s fantastic…….” The genie interrupts him and says, “But there is...

  • Understanding Your Energy - Three Gunas Model

    There is an Indian philosophical concept called Gunas which is found in nearly all Hindu schools of philosophy. It consists of three Gunas that are present in all objects and all beings in the world.


Techniques

  • Finding Silence in Meditation

    Many people say meditation doesn’t work for them. When I enquire about their meditation practice it often appears that a misunderstanding exists about the nature of the mind, thinking and how to meditate. I’ve written this article to help shed light on dealing with your mind in meditation.

  • Trataka & Meditation

    Trataka means to look or to gaze. Trataka is one of the Shatkarma, a block of yoga techniques focused on purifying the body. Other techniques in this set include neti, sutra neti, shankhaprakshalana, agnisar kriya, kunjal kriya, vastra dhauti and others.


Tips

  • Truth, Aspiration & Meditation

    Whether in daily life or meditation, cultivating an aspiration for truth is a most powerful way to build your life and meditation practice.