Vision boards are hugely popular, I see references to them and guides and templates for putting one together everywhere I look, especially at this time of year when everyone is making resolutions and plans and goals for the year ahead. Usually, a vision board is created with the intention to immerse yourself in images of […]
On Saturday 15th December 2012, I sat alone in my apartment and chanted for the very first time. I had been having great conversations about the practice with a good friend who had started it a couple of months before that, but as a cynical atheist I was more interested in the philosophical debate than […]
A New Year is a great time to start a healthy new habit, or to refresh old ones that may have lapsed or need a bit of a boost. This New Year, why not commit to your chanting practice to raise your Spirit, your energy, your wellness, your life in 2019? Whether you’re a seasoned […]
A Big Confession Once again I’ve come with promises, and once again I’ve left you high and dry. Months have passed since my last post and my voice on this page remains silent. The truth is, I’ve been struggling.
The other day I was sitting on the beach here on Koh Lanta, my home away from home again this winter, watching this serenely beautiful sunset. I was thinking about someone, a person in my life whom I have come to love beyond measure.
Neale Donald Walsch’s Conversations With God is one of my favourite books of all time, and one that resonated deeply with me when I first started getting into all this spiritual malarkey. The book is written as a dialogue between Walsch and “God”, after Walsch claimed to hear a response to his desperate plea for answers during a […]
As spiritual practice goes, chanting is a relatively easy option. It can be challenging to quiet your mind and release stray thoughts during silent meditation. It can be difficult to bring a sense of mindfulness to every moment, especially the difficult ones. With chanting, however, all you really need to do is say the words. Out loud, regularly […]
When it comes to spiritual (or self-improvement) practice, everyone has different preferences. Some like meditation, some prefer yoga, some do mindfulness practices, some talk to angels… I think that all practices can ultimately connect you to the same energy that lies within and around us, so it doesn’t really matter which particular practice resonates with you. […]
Imagine having a conversation like this with a friend: “Hey buddy! Thanks so much!” “For what?” “That 100 quid!” “Ummm… what 100 quid?” “The 100 quid you’re going to give me!” “What, you need a loan?” “Haha! No, not a loan, you’re just gonna give it to me!” “Ehhh are you crazy? I can barely afford to […]
After posting about how I started chanting, I’ve had a few comments from you guys asking for more information about nam myoho renge kyo, what it means and how to try it out. I’m delighted to see some interest in this practice and I can’t wait to hear how you get on! Why not even […]