"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  -- Mark Twain I have long been interested in the phenomenon of curiosity. When I contemplate its meaning I realise that it comes from “presence”- being totally present in a given moment. Curiosity is an active meditation requiring an opening of the senses and a sharpening of

2020-05-04T13:43:57+10:00May 4th, 2020|

To Live the Best Life I Can

When I asked a young woman, who I saw for the first time recently, what motivated the significant changes she had made in her life over the last year she said she had decided, “To live the best life I can”. I found her words to be inspirational as she had the wisdom to speak in the present and the present is the only place we can change any aspect of ourselves. We hear a lot about ways to success these days. Often it’s about setting and achieving goals and/or

2018-12-03T12:17:14+11:00December 3rd, 2018|

Being vs Doing – Resolving the Paradox

If we are “supposed to be” perfect in the moment how do we change ourselves and the world for the better? This apparent paradox is the old question of Being vs Doing. Wisdom calls for us to accept things as they are and at the same time we know that we want to change things. How can this be achieved? I have to say that I pondered this over for several years and the answer seemed to be there, like it was hanging in space, but I could not grasp

2016-11-02T11:56:10+11:00August 27th, 2015|

Invite Your “Higher Self” For a Coffee and Chat.

Much of what distresses us comes from a conflict with our “higher selves.”  We often perceive ourselves as falling short of our own potential and are overwhelmed by inadequacy. The following thought-experiment might prove useful: Imagine for a moment that your so-called higher self is living a parallel life. Right now, he or she is doing the things you want to be doing, having the relationships you want to be having, living the life-style you want to be living, enjoying the health you want to be enjoying, and is expressing

2016-11-02T11:56:10+11:00August 22nd, 2015|
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