This is becoming a bit of a mantra with me recently . . . There is only one absolute Truth. That Truth can not be described nor understood by our intellects. We call it by all sorts of names, the…Continue
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A coupe of days ago two young Muslim men hacked an English soldier to death on the streets of London. People are very angry about it and some are calling for revenge.
In Palestine and Afghanistan Israeli and Allied drones and rockets kill and maim women and children. People are very angry about it and some are calling for revenge.
This tit for tat action and reaction, kill and be killed type of feuding and warring has been going on, all over the world, for thousands upon…Continue
There is a whole load of information and instructions out there on being a good parent, from Dr Spock to the Church and from government guidelines to your mum-in-law.
For me, though, the most important thing we really HAVE to do for our children is to see their beauty. All children are beautiful but we, as parents, are the mirrors in which they see themselves. If we do not see their beauty and show it back to them, how will they ever learn to see it in themselves?
This step by step method of achieving mindfulness in daily life comes from a modern American Zen master.
Step 1. Do one thing at a time.
Step 2. Concentrate on what you are doing.
Step 3. When you find that your mind has drifted off, gently bring it back to the task in hand.
Step 4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 several hundred thousand times.