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I am not my Thoughts – Transcending Identification with the Mind

Recently I have become very entangled with my thoughts and allowed myself to be in a lot of pain. I was walking through the streets a few days ago talking with someone about something that was occurring at that exact moment in my life. And as I told the story of the event, I could feel how my body was physically reacting.  I felt sickness in my stomach and my head was clouding over.  It felt like all my power … Continue reading

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The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFajJ5ndTp0 If you’re a beginner, I hope that watching this video has answered any questions you might have had about getting started with meditation. I’ve had this spiritual practice in my life for many years now and it’s really not something I want to have to miss out on at all. The benefits that you can reap from doing this regularly touch on all areas of life and can have spin-off effects that translate into success in work, leisure, family … Continue reading

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Discussing the Meaning of Life

I was sitting quietly this morning in meditation and in the midst of the stillness, I had a strange thought. One part of me was asking what the meaning of life really is. And yet another part was smiling and not really paying attention at all. As I waited for further clarification to come, I got a great sense of lightness and laughter. I placed my hands on my heart and tuned in some more. And this is what emerged… … Continue reading

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When is it Resistance and When Do You Just Know?

Last week we had a very interesting turn of events. Not long after we moved to Bristol from Ireland and rented our Victorian house, the landlord proudly announced to us that he was putting the house on the market. This was after one of the steps on the top flight of stairs had broken through, pipes from the bathroom had leaked for a week through the hall ceiling into our vestibule over Christmas and New Year, and one of the … Continue reading

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You Need More than Relaxation Exercises to Find the Balance

It’s a fact that very many people are unable to find the balance between their work life and the time they spend at home or recreation. And if things get a bit tight, it’s the work that wins the day and everything else has to just get squeezed in somehow. So what is it that drives us to prioritise the stressful job over spending quality time with kids or partners? Fear of losing the job, not earning money, not being … Continue reading

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Painting a Silk Mandala as a Slow Meditation – Nourishment for the Soul

I get asked so often how long it takes me to paint a mandala. It’s that “How long is a piece of string?” time again. It totally depends on what size it is, how detailed it is, how much I have going on around its creation and so on… I decided to share some of my thoughts on this with you in an article because it always helps me to get clarity on the whole process. First and foremost painting … Continue reading

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You can commission me to paint a wide selection of artwork for you. So here are some of the services I offer: (1) INDIVIDUALISED MANDALAS: I offer a special service of creating your own individual mandala on silk. This personalised mandala painting serves as a strong focal point in your home or workspace, depending on where you choose to hang it. The mandala is implemented in many forms of therapy to enable the client to find an easy way of … Continue reading

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