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Opening Up Your Practice

If you sometimes find that meditation feels like hard work, you might be experiencing the ‘narrowing’ that I talk about in the video - click below to watch, and find out how I keep my own practice balanced with a sense of expansiveness.

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Embracing complexity, opening to mystery

I've embraced alot of simplicity in recent years: less busyness, less achievement-chasing, less stress, less stuff, less plastic, less time online. In all these areas, I've found that simplifying helps me to find the 'just enough' that feels good. But some things can't be made simple.

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Where self-kindness meets humility

I’ve come to realise, there’s a difference between putting myself down, and embracing a healing humility. It’s a hard distinction to see, in a world that can equate being humble with a lack of confidence.

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The cycle of growth

I’m not learning anything new at the moment. But I am gaining great benefit from re-visiting mindfulness tools that have helped me in the past.

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Slow down and be in the story

Stories have always seen me through the darkness. At this time of year, I tend to want to rush forwards into spring, but the power of stories is helping me to stay within nature's quiet space, with the cold and dark that's still here, a necessary part of the cycle that needs to be completed before the light and warmth can truly emerge.

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