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Welcome to Winter

Dear Friends – Welcome to Winter. We certainly know that the year is moving on when our winter arrives; which means that we are half way through this year! Winter finds us experiencing another side of nature, the cooler even cold weather, grey days, the wet and the windy. Plant and animal life tend to take a break, conserve and preserve energy for the coming of Spring. Whilst we tend to live and work in artificial environments, set up with constant and unchanging...
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The Four Ways of Mindfulness

THE FOUR WAYS OF MINDFULNESS Mindfulness is a ‘Conscious Clarity’ and an ‘Awakened Awareness’. Mindfulness is our Minds natural ability to be present to what is happening. Our Mindfulness connects us to what is happening externally through our Bodily Senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. Mindfulness also connects us to what is happening internally within us through our Feelings, Mental States and specific Mental Content. How we know and experience life and how we know we are alive...
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Relax and Empty

RELAX AND EMPTY Relax and Empty from self-concern. Let Loose and Let Go of mental identification and identity making. Let’s Free the mind from thoughts and thinking, So Now - we can become Mind-Full Let’s Release our holding onto all emotional identification, So we can become Heart Full. Now we can Fall-Free into our Mind-Hearts inner Source of Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness. Now we can see with sureness and clarity, Feel with depth and objectivity, Know from real Wisdom-Truth and understanding. Empty into Fullness Relax into Revere Be already all-ways Free. John B.
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Now …. the right side

  We must close our eyes and invoke a new manner of seeing ...a wakefulness that is the birthright of us all, though few put it to use. - Plotinus Our whole brain and mind is important for full functioning in life. Both the left and right sides of our brain interact extensively to understand, make sense of our world, to communicate and engage in life. However, we have become a culture and a species of what we can call ‘Left-Brain Dominance’. Whilst this has...
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Let’s get right now

LET’S GET RIGHT NOW! Don’t look for the Spiritual, Sacred or Divine. Don’t listen for the Spiritual, Sacred or Divine. Don’t think to understand the Spiritual, Sacred or Divine.   But rather simply Be! Be Mindful and Heartful, Be present to Life Right-Now.   By being so; we will see what we were looking for. We will hear what we were listening for. We will know with no need to think.   And in the seeing, there will be just looking. In the hearing, there will be just listening. In knowing, there will...
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Heart inspired

HEART INSPIRED The source of my Love is not my Love. The source of your Love is not your Love. The source of our Love is not our Love. For this Love is the primordial, trans-personal dynamic energy of connecting. The fundamental, radical relatedness At the Heart and as the Heart Of us all. It can be most helpful to mindfully monitor, be aware and wise to, the movements of our mind. This is especially so with what the mind identifies and so easily becomes identified with, as...
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Message from John

Dear Friends Now in the fourth month of our year; why not take some time to pause and be present, contemplate and consider how we are pacing and progressing on this journey through life this year? Consider my reflections below and arrive fully right where you are! Kind Regards John B.   FULLY ARRIVING IN EVERY STEP IS THE DESTINATION   How do we Walk through the World and Live through our Life? Do we walk like we are trying to get somewhere, living our life ahead of...
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Mindful Morning with a Monk Ajahn Tiradhammo

MINDFUL MORNING WITH A MONK Ajahn Tiradhammo is a Canadian born Buddhist Monk of the Theravada Forest Tradition. With over 40 years of monastic life he is one of the Venerable Ajahn Chah’s most senior Western Students. Ajahn Tiradhammo and John have been friends for nearly 30 years, meeting in 1989 at Amaravati Monastery in England. Together they were Abbot and Vice Abbot of Dhammapala Monastery in Switzerland until John left Monastic Life in late 1992. Ajahn Tiradhammo has regularly given teachings at...
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Fully arriving in every step is the destination

Dear Friends Now in the fourth month of our year; why not take some time to pause and be present, contemplate and consider how we are pacing and progressing on this journey through life this year? Consider my reflections below and arrive fully right where you are! Kind Regards John B.   FULLY ARRIVING IN EVERY STEP IS THE DESTINATION   How do we Walk through the World and Live through our Life? Do we walk like we are trying to get somewhere, living our life ahead of...
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Make Meditation the Mindful Life

MAKE MEDITATION THE MINDFUL LIFE   Don’t be caught into self-doubt and deprecation, Sit down and practice some Meditation. Why agitate or cogitate? Just bring your mind to Meditate. Move beyond grief and despair, Focus on Compassion Joy and Self-Care. Beware of negative thoughts that creep by stealth, Resource your Mind-Hearts strength and wealth. Don’t be caught into worry and mental strife, Make Clarity and Peace the focus of your life. Meditation makes Well and Good, This needs to be appreciated and Understood. Let-Go of being caught into self-centred ‘I and me’, Become Wise...
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