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THE BUTTERFLY

'THE BUTTERFLY DOES NOT COUNT YEARS BUT MOMENTS AND THEREFORE HAS ENOUGH TIME' Rabindranath Tagore

DALIT CHILDREN

Those who have seen my previous blogs on Dalit children will know that all who attend my mindfulness and meditation sessions will be...

THE MONOPOLY CHAMPION.

Some time ago I came across this: 'The story is told of a highly skilled Monopoly player who once drew a comparison between the game and...

WHEN THINKING GETS IN THE WAY.

It is now common knowledge that what is going on in our conscious mind, what we are aware of, is the tip of a very large iceberg. It may...

THE JOY OF WATCHING.

It is often asked, 'What do we do in meditation?' Do we work with the mind? Is it some sort of thinking about thinking? If so, is that...

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

We have just completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (6 weeks) at Blackwood Wellbeing Centre. This was the first time the...

HELPLESS VICTIMS ?

If stress has become a problem for you, you may feel helpless to do anything about it. You may have found some things that give short...

HOW TO BUILD A BOAT

When times are difficult and challenging, and not the way we would like them to be, our bodies move into 'high alert'. Our threat systems...

IS MEDITATION, LIKE ART, QUITE USELESS ?

In his preface to 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', Oscar Wilde made the striking statement, 'All art is quite useless'. He meant this as the...

THE CURIOSITY OF HAPPINESS.

In 'The Old Curiosity Shop' (chapter XXX1X) Charles Dickens writes '........all happiness has an end - hence the chief pleasure of its...

DIAMONDS WAITING TO SHINE

These children have nothing. They live on the street. There are many like them. Many don't have names, don't know their date of birth; no...

REACHING OUT

EQUANIMITY is delighted to be supporting this wonderful charity. The plight of Dalit and Devadasi children in India needs much greater...

TWO BIRDS IN ONE TREE

Within the context of the Upanishads and Vedic thought in general, we are prompted to consider that there are not two birds in the tree...

THOUGHTS ON DIFFICULT TIMES

Throughout the world recent events have left us feeling unsafe and unsure. Every day we are reminded that we are living in uncertain and...

MEDITATION AND THOUGHTS.

We are sometimes told that meditation is about staying with the breath and 'emptying the mind of thoughts'. Staying with the breath and...

ALL THAT ARISES CEASES

THE BAMBOO GROVE When the wind blows through the bamboo grove The trunks clatter against one another When it has passed the grove is...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DO LESS ?

Does your 'to do list' seem overwhelming? Does it sometimes seem to be running the show, pushing you offstage in your own life? What is...

Mindful Eating

This article from Luke Coutinho appeared in the Sunday Times of India on September 1st. Other pages featured articles on how to 'reset,...