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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 week I talked about how I stumbled into joy and how strange it was to be so happy for no reason. It shouldn’t be strange because joy is my true nature. But as anyone who has suffered with depression will know, that’s not an easy thing to remember. Especially on a bad day. Depression… Continue reading Unreasonable Happiness: or How to Be a Dog
The Dalai Lama describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. Today he turns 80 and to celebrate, here’s some great quotes to inspire you on a Monday morning… Happy Birthday Tenzin Gyatso! Image: Dalai Lama (Click images to make them larger if you can’t read them 😉 )
After a rough night and too many nightmares to count, I dragged myself downstairs to find the kettle and get some caffeine pulsing through my system, but instead found this – and it changed my outlook in a snap! So I wanted to share it with you… From Happiness is a State of Mind by… Continue reading Today can be a happy day!
Watching the breath is simple but powerful and provides a solid foundation for your meditation practice. It keeps you grounded in your body and stops your mind wandering off and driving you crazy. It’s a good idea to start your daily practice with this meditation and then move on to other types once your mind… Continue reading How to Meditate: Watching the Breath