Read the updated version of this post: Active Hope and the Benefits of Gratitude
Merry Solstice and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers! Thanks for visiting and reading my ramblings this year! An especially big thank you to those who donated – particularly Denise Byron and Roi Wamboldt – you’ve made it possible for me to continue running this site for another year. I’d also like… Continue reading Happy Solstice and Thank You!
Exciting news! There’s a whole load of new stuff to explore on this site – recently arrived from my neglected (and soon to be comatose) other blogs. More on the details in a moment, but first, some context: Regular visitors to this site will have noticed that I recently upgraded to get rid of the… Continue reading New Stuff has Come to Light!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers! Thanks for visiting and reading my ramblings this year. I’ll be finishing the Zodiac Myths and films series over the next couple of months and then… I don’t know… we’ll see what comes up! In the meantime, have a great holiday season –… Continue reading Happy Holidays and Thank You!
Last time we looked at the spiral of transformation and how we can become more resilient during a crisis. It may be surprising, but this process always begins with gratitude. In fact, if the news and miscellaneous madness of the world is getting you down, this is one guaranteed way to cheer yourself up. Gratitude… Continue reading Active Hope and the Benefits of Gratitude
Last time we introduced the idea of Active Hope and the stories that shape our society. The old myths are failing and the new ones are still being shaped, so we find ourselves poised between worlds – lost, confused, and a little freaked out. It’s hard to keep up with the pace of change or… Continue reading Active Hope and the Spiral of Transformation
Be grateful to everyone is about recognising that you’re dependent on everybody else for your existence. That’s not easy to accept, especially in relation to someone or something you don’t like. But mind training is about befriending those parts of yourself and others that you reject. The original lojong slogan is the same as my… Continue reading Buddhist Writing Prompt: Be grateful to everyone
Gratitude is the ultimate gift. Be grateful for the gift of words. Be grateful for everything in your life that supports your writing. >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)