The Entire World in “Hermit” mode . . . ? AUMmmmm

I’m breaking my silence during the last month of a 100-day deep retreat . . . in awareness of the Pandemic virus sending the whole world into self-isolation, staying at home in enforced “hermit” mode. And what happens in stillness, silence and rest? Love-force arises. Gandhi called it Soul-force, Jesus called it Love-force . .Continue reading “The Entire World in “Hermit” mode . . . ? AUMmmmm”

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “learning silence” | A Zen Story [Koan]

Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this short animated zen story on the tale of the 4 students learning to be silent for 7Continue reading “Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “learning silence” | A Zen Story [Koan]”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Practice : The 5 Wisdoms of Preparation #1

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very importantly your little bodymind started moving for your survival andContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Practice : The 5 Wisdoms of Preparation #1”

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “working hard” | A Zen Story [Koan]

Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this short animated zen story on the tale of the eager student and his martial arts Master, aContinue reading “Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “working hard” | A Zen Story [Koan]”

zen of “If only” . . . you can change more things than you think

‘If only I had more time.’ ‘If only I had more control.’ If only I had more money’. . . If only the phrase ‘if only’ were banned! We might be feeling as if our choices are limited right now in our human destiny: that others control our destiny – and life is seemingly unfair.Continue reading “zen of “If only” . . . you can change more things than you think”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Prayer and Praying #1 : The Prayer of Forgiveness

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very significantly you needed your parent/s prayer for your survival andContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Prayer and Praying #1 : The Prayer of Forgiveness”

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “maybe, maybe not” | A Zen Story [Koan]

Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this short zen story on the tale of the Chinese farmer told by Alan Watts, most usually taughtContinue reading “Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “maybe, maybe not” | A Zen Story [Koan]”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #3 : Physicality . . . astonishing power and healing

The Astonishing Power of Meditation to Heal This is the third part in this series today [links to parts 1 and 2 are below] – and we’re focussing on physicality . . . it’s astonishing to know how profoundly Meditation has been healing us since Ancient times.   Physically, one of the ways Meditation healsContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #3 : Physicality . . . astonishing power and healing”

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – emptiness | A Zen Story [Koan]

  Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this beautifully animated short zen story on “emptiness”, a koan for the tea way to tranquility ofContinue reading “Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – emptiness | A Zen Story [Koan]”

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #2 : astonishing power and healing

Tuesday Teachings to help you learn to thrive, and this is the second part in my series of easy-to-understand things about meditation’s astonishing power to heal :  the first part is in my blog Meditation #1. . The Astonishing Power of Meditation to Heal There are so many, many definitions of what Meditation is, andContinue reading “Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Meditation #2 : astonishing power and healing”

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