Category Archive for: ‘meditation’

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    You are Not the Stream: Notes from a Drowning Woman

    I was much too far out all my life And not waving but drowning. Stevie Smith Lightbulb moment! Brace yourselves… The purpose of meditation, she says, after 23 years of sporadic practice in a number of different traditions, is this… NOT DROWNING IN YOURSELF. Let […]

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  • The palm of god

    Regular readers of this blog will know these two  things about me:a) I do not subscribe to a particular religionb) I write quite a lot about god So it is with those provisos in place that I want to write about … the palm of […]

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  • Finding Form: a meditative guide to creating Random Acts of Beauty

    I went into the woods, wanting to make something. And blanked. Fancy images from Andy Goldsworthy flashed before my eyes. But here I was, a mama, with a helpful nearly-three-year-old on foot and a fractious teething, just-turned-one-year-old in a buggy. And half an hour to spare before […]

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    I always thought that I was drawn to Buddhism and Quakerism because they were non-dogmatic routes to personal enlightenment. They speak to my own journey, by elucidating and honouring the individual’s inner path. This morning I suddenly realised why else they draw me – they […]

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  • Metta meditation of loving kindness

    Thank you for the support and interest in our circle of Deep Compassion. I know of two other circles and many individuals who will be joining us. I have already started receiving cards which I am compiling to give to the mother in mourning. (Please see my […]

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