Category: mind

The Source of Happiness

Are you happy? What makes you happy? How does happiness feel? I am studying Meditation Teaching and Holistic Counselling, and this week, part of the assignment was to do a survey on happiness, and it has really got me contemplating. Everyone I surveyed when… Continue Reading “The Source of Happiness”

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down, where the wood drake rests in his beauty on… Continue Reading “The Peace of Wild Things”

The Attachment to Life

Of all the main spiritual traditions, Buddhism probably focuses the most on attachment. Attachment is the central theme of the Four Noble Truths which lie at the heart of Buddhism. Life is imbued with difficulties and suffering The cause of suffering is attachment Freedom… Continue Reading “The Attachment to Life”

The Importance of Hope

Hope fell out of favour in medicine. Physicians used to believe that the mind, body and spirit were equally important in healing from an illness, but over time a shift occurred in the teaching of medicine and the body became the domain of medicine,… Continue Reading “The Importance of Hope”

Its all about Belief

So today I went for a 6km hike in the bush. It took 1.5 hours in 28deg Celsius heat. I know, its hardly a marathon, but can I remind you that statistically I should have been dead along time ago, have lived with cancer… Continue Reading “Its all about Belief”

Don’t take on someone else’s pain

I was lying in bed this morning and for some reason started thinking about how, when someone we care about is suffering or is experiencing something we perceive as suffering, we can buy into their emotions and/or feel as though we need to fix… Continue Reading “Don’t take on someone else’s pain”

Learning to let go..

This is an excerpt from my journal. Back about 6 years ago during the last year of Ian’s life. Sometimes it is hard for me to read these. The six years Ian and I were together was a period of intense and at times… Continue Reading “Learning to let go..”