Do unto others

as you would have them do unto you. Or so the saying goes. But do you realise the reason is not just because you want others to reciprocate your good actions, but actually because we are all one which means that the others are also you and that what you do unto them you do... Continue Reading →

Create your own Reality

There is a school of thought (A Course in Miracles) that teaches that what we believe to be real is in fact an illusion. The reality that we perceive is created by us and each individual creates their own reality based on their history and expectations. What we do not like about ourselves may be... Continue Reading →

Choosing Family

This is where things start to sound weird to the uninitiated. It is either impossible to choose the parents to which you are born, or you believe that you come from a group of souls who have chosen to incarnate at the same time and in the same place in order to learn something or... Continue Reading →

Perception

As I understand it, "perception" means how people perceive or understand situations, thoughts or things. Since all understanding is based on our previous experiences, and since most people will have had different experiences (and hence memories), then no two people will perceive the "same" thing in the same way. This, of course, leads very quickly... Continue Reading →

Choosing Friends

"You can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends" (choosing family will be the subject of a later post). What are friends ? People with whom we communicate and with whom we spend time. Why would we do that ? If we spent our time alone, would we be lonely ? Some friends... Continue Reading →

Expectations

Sometimes we have a fixed idea of how things should be. What happens when things work out differently? We get disappointed because our expectations weren't met. But what if we could easily change our expectations, or better still have none at all? Would we be happier?

Prayer

This is a Tibetan Prayer Wheel with a difference. It is solar powered. The prayer is written on a piece of paper inside and some people believe that through rotation, the prayer is "sent to Heaven, or wherever", in the same was as prayer flags that flap in the wind (see below). But can this... Continue Reading →

Attachment

"Attachment is a cause of suffering". Every Buddhist learns this and it applies to everyone else aswell. Being able to let go is a powerful ability that can help us to ease stress and anxiety. "Never mind" comes to mind in a few languages. It doesn't mean that we are weak and incapable and have... Continue Reading →

Motivation

What makes us do the things that we do ? I am about to embark on a treacherous 120km motorcycle drive across the mountains of Northern Thailand from Chiang Mai to Pai to deliver this drumstick to a friend so that he can perform his Shamanic Drum Journey. This is one of a line of... Continue Reading →

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