the only way to be

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It’s Christmas Day. 3pm. I’m waiting for a flat white in Starbucks, Uptown, Victoria BC. Next to me is a slender guy in his mid-sixties, wearing neatly pressed blue jeans, a grey jacket, flat grey cap, with a neatly trimmed grey beard. We’re both in line, waiting for our orders. We get to talking. He tells me this is the only Starbucks in town open Christmas Day. I mention that maybe every place should be closed Christmas Day. Maybe drop the shopping. Close everything down. On the other hand, here I am. I told him it was the same deal in the UK. He told me he had a niece in Windsor. That he liked to visit Windsor when he was stopping over on his way to India. I asked why he went over to India. For the meditation, he smiled. Said his life had changed in 2001 when he learned how to meditate. Said he’d learned how to leave his body. Said he was now just able to do it at will; like leaving his car in the parking lot. Said it was the only way to be.

this is how to meditate

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This is the best advice on learning about how to meditate. If you’re new to meditation, start here. If you’re not new, start here. If your practice is well established, you'll know to start here. Read more

reasons to be cheerful about the wealth within you

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I love the idea of being cheerful about the the wealth within you. But oftentimes we just don't recognise it's there. Sitting there. Waiting to be claimed. Read more

do this a thousand times

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Work on this. Its from Anthony De Mello's witty and wise modern spiritual classic, Awareness. Read more

why are you putting this off?

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If your mindful life is here. If it’s available. If it’s happening now. Then why are you putting it off? Why is it on hold? Read more

how to gain time and delay

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Remember that it is not he who reviles you or strikes you, who insults you, but it is your opinion about these things as being insulting. Read more

feel into the ride of who you are

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Is your life problematic? Good. It should be. Problematic is your opportunity. Anything worse is your opportunity too. Make the most it. Get the ticket punched. Take the ride. But make sure you take the right ride. Not any ride. The ride starts with you. It starts with knowing the ride. Knowing the ride in body and mind. Don’t think about it. Just feel into the ride of who you are.

four questions to ask yourself

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Sometimes it feels hard to just keep yourself on the straight and narrow. That's when reflective questions can help. Read more

how to arrive

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Here's a meditation for arriving. Read more

who would you be if you were fully you?

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This question stops you, then invites you to lean in. Read more

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