#1 – Being part of something big

Today I organised a lecture for Jeremy Gilley from Peace One Day who has spent the last 15 years convincing the world that the 21st September should be an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Today I helped him spread his message a little wider. That makes me happy.

#30 – 30 Days of Meditation. DONE

"30 days of" making myself sit still are over. I wanted to celebrate and finish challenge number one on a high but my morning high has morphed into seething anger which i'm trying hard to contain. I will contain it because I know I can. Still. So onwards. Tomorrow I start my second "30 days... Continue Reading →

#29 – Almost there

Well, i've almost completed challenge #1. WHOOP, as they say. Its been a mixed old bag, with benefits coming in fits and starts and my enthusiasm waining when time feels tight. I think I was expecting some huge shifts in attitude and mind control - that 30 days of meditation would make me Yoda -... Continue Reading →

#25 – Again? Really?

It's hard going. I even resorted to a 10 min meditation this morning for no good reason at all. Time to rewind and remind myself why I'm doing this. And how to make it easier. Can't loose faith now or it'll never become a habit and I want this habit.

#21 – Street Wisdom

A few months ago I spent a December morning wandering around London's West End as part of  Street Wisdom, a free learning session arranged by David Pearl. Few hints were given about the morning's content before we turned up so I went into it with curiosity high. Over the course of a couple of hours... Continue Reading →

A good man

Ben Saunders and Tarka L'Herpiniere have just completed their epic trek across the Antarctic. I'm loving the words Ben says of his team mate in this blog. What a complement. I want to acknowledge my brilliant companion for the past three-and-a-half months of suffering and striving, the inimitable Monsieur L'Herpiniere. He has been reliable to the... Continue Reading →

#20 – Drunk & Orderly

Its been a busy few days and i've been spending just 10 minutes meditating in the evening as the thought of getting up earlier than 5.30am wasn't something I could comprehend.  Better something little than nothing at all, I thought. I meditated tonight whilst a little tipsy - it was a huge success. Possibly because... Continue Reading →

#16 – Just keep swimming

I swam a mile this evening - 64 lengths of an average pool. Tiring and, lets face it, a little boring. Yet I enjoyed the focus I could give my stroke and breathing which made the swim less tedious then usual.  I blame the meditation. Obviously time will tell if I'm right (and i'll be... Continue Reading →

# 15 – Half way through

I was joined in my weekend meditations by a friend and it turned out to be the calmest times i've had deep breathing throughout the whole 30 day challenge. It wasn't as distracting as I thought, in fact it really brought my focus into the present and made the experience a lot more enjoyable. I'm... Continue Reading →

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