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Meditation Is Simple. Just Like Life.

Meditation is incredibly simple. You sit, you close your eyes, you focus on (usually) your breath. Three steps. Nothing fancy. The reason that it’s simple but not easy, is that as soon as you settle down to do meditate, your mind begins to fill with a thousand complicated, urgent, worrying, interesting or totally random things…read more…

How To Be More Patient.

The first step towards being more patient is recognising that impatience is perfectly understandable. I mean yes, impatience is an irrational response to our over-inflated expectations of instant gratification. But it’s also a perfectly reasonable reaction to the fact that you’re going to die at some point in the future, and you have no idea…continue reading on Medium…
"What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly."

How to spend less time being angry.

Think about the last time you got mad at somebody. Recall what you said, and what they said, and what you should have said when they said that. Now try to remember what you were thinking. Not feeling. Thinking. I’m betting that it was more or less a blank. This isn’t a coincidence. The emotional…continue reading on Medium…

Following Your Dreams Isn’t Smart.

Faith has always made me uncomfortable, which is inconvenient if you’re the beneficiary of a Catholic upbringing. My sceptical nature didn’t go down well in religious studies at all. I was the kid who identified with Doubting Thomas, the one who asked for proof of Jesus’ resurrection. If I were one of the disciples I’d…continue reading on Medium…

How to live happily every after with yourself.

You’ll never have a relationship more intimate than the one you have with yourself. But that doesn’t mean that it’s going to be good. As fashionable as it is to preach about the importance of loving oneself, most people are engaged in a pale imitation of self-love. A love where they don’t hold themselves accountable,…continue reading on Medium…

How To Avoid Believing Something Dumb.

Hey! Did you know that aliens once attacked the Earth after a meteor crashed into a farmer’s field in New Jersey? Or that there are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the entire Milky Way? How about the fact that the coronavirus is actually a plot by Bill Gates to implant tracking…continue reading on Medium…

How To Make Friends With Your Mind.

Picture an empty room. Large. Square. The walls, floor and ceiling are all a crisp white. There are no doors. No windows. No decorations of any kind. The room is illuminated somehow but you can’t figure out where the light is coming from. Perhaps the walls themselves. You are standing in the middle of this…continue reading on Medium…