Category Archives: Being Well, Living Well

Not Interested

A 2-week stay in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s famous Zen practice centre in France, helped me clarify what in this life I am truly and deeply interested in. It also revealed the vast, ironic expanse of what I’m not interested in. If you’re also not interested in lots of things, this diary entry may interest you πŸ™‚ Continue reading

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Advice to my 14-Year-Old Self

Advice to My 14-Year-Old Self: I know you don’t fit easily into this world. The truth, my love, is that most of us don’t. But most of us surrender to the world and turn ourselves into people who do fit. And then we no longer fit into ourselves. And, as we grow older, this makes us miserable and insane. Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Who am I? it’s a big question, possibly the ultimate question. Here’s a little light-hearted meditation on the subject which I’ve been playing with lately. Continue reading

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Life Manifesto

β€œAt peace with myself and in deep friendship with my own soul
I step back into the world,
my heart humbly yet keenly receptive
to the beauty, mystery and fullness of life.” Continue reading

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The Perfect Offering

I awoke this morning acutely aware of my physical frailties and deep personal imperfections. My first and familiar reaction was disappointment. Then an idea came to me, harvested from a little crop of patience I’ve been cultivating, and I remembered that this frail, imperfect me is actually IT! Continue reading

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Congruence

The endless raging debate ends, the constant uphill struggle ends, the inner hostility of a lifetime ends only when I achieve a true and enduring congruence within myself. This is my “spiritual practice” – to surrender to what is naturally me AND to deliberately cultivate the as yet unrealised me I most want to be. Continue reading

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