Holding Tension

Something I’ve been trying to work on in my meditation practice is holding the tension of uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Over the past few months of difficulties with my mental health, I’ve perhaps run from difficult situations and emotions. Rather than try to confront them in my fragile state, it was better to run from [...]

Growth

Most of the time, growth goes unnoticed. It’s only when it bears fruit that we celebrate. We plant seeds. We put down our roots. We cultivate the small growth we notice at the start. But then, we have to patient. We live in a culture that worships immediate success and "quick fixes”. We want to [...]

Enjoy It While You Can

Life’s moments of joy and despair have a lot to teach us. I like to think of life as a mountain range. It goes up and down, with mountain-top moments of pure joy, as well as deep valleys of loss and pain. When things are going well for us, it’s easy to think that on [...]

Loving The Plateau

In many areas of our work, we can reach a plateau. We get stuck in a rut. We know we're working hard, but it feels like we’re not moving forward. For me, it's the dreaded “intermediate” level plateau when studying languages. You can advance quite quickly through beginner's level, but on reaching the intermediate level [...]

Don’t Work More, Don’t work Less, Work Differently

In this time of great upheaval and change, the way we go about our work has had to be re-evaluated. We can no longer just carry on the way we did before in many areas of our lives. We can fall into the trap of thinking that because our normal way of working has changed [...]