Speed vs Decision

Speed vs Decision

It is helpful to appreciate that speed is limited in accomplishing our goals and what is more important is our intention and our ability to stay focused on our decision.

Seasoned Surfer

Seasoned Surfer

With a trained mind, adverse conditions help us to cultivate compassion, patience, wisdom, acceptance. We can strengthen our mind, so it becomes happy and peaceful, regardless of what is arising in our life.

Observing but not judging

Observing but not judging

We sit in meditation and observe what is arising in our body and mind. We notice the sensations as they arise. We hear the sounds around us. The smells. We become aware of our posture. We rise and fall with our breathing. We see the mind playing, but don’t encourage...

Adjust Posture with Meditation

When we sit down to meditate there are a few adjustments we can make to our posture combining the process with our breath to enhance our awareness and focus — a practice which helps to establish us in the moment and a foundation for more profound meditation. We follow...
Zoom in, Zoom Out

Zoom in, Zoom Out

Through training in Meditation, we can train ourselves so that we can ensure happiness continuously arises in our mind by zooming into that which produces it, and zooming out to be able to see everything that arises in our mind in perspective.

A Peaceful Mind

A Peaceful Mind

As we start to look at our mind in a non-judgmental way, our thoughts begin to calm. Our mind gathers, and peace begins to arise.

Equanimity

Equanimity

This state of mind is possible with a clear determination and an insight into the workings of our mind.

Assembled with Gratitude

Assembled with Gratitude

Taking the process one step at a time, and as my dear Grandfather used to say, ‘always follow the instructions’.

Investment for the Mind

Investment for the Mind

With a skilful strategy, we can increase the mental investment as well as enjoying the fruits of it; this requires continual daily practice and a decision to keep training our mind regardless of what is taking place in our life.

Soft Eyes

Soft Eyes

When our mind is calm and positive, we regard the world in a lighter manner.

Progress

Progress

If we happily create the causes, slowly and mindfully, the effects will take care of themselves.

Ancestors

Ancestors

It is helpful to appreciate that the present moment is made up of past moments. It doesn’t exist in isolation.

Umbrella Mind

Umbrella Mind

The umbrella to anger is patience.
The umbrella to confusion in our mind is wisdom.

Acclimatising to the Adversity.

Acclimatising to the Adversity.

We could see each week of the training as ascending 1000 metres up a mountain. If this is done gradually and carefully, by the time we reach chapter 7, the equivalent of 7000m, we can breathe are primed and ready to enjoy the experience, exhilaration, and view.