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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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The Three Way To Wisdom

THE THREE WAYS TO WISDOM Much of our activities and engagements in life are purposed to towards the experience of Happiness. Whilst we may wish, want or even will Happiness to happen; we can wisely appreciate that Happiness generally is the result of living in a certain way. The opposite of Happiness is stress, distress, upset, discontent and suffering. Certainly, much of this unhappiness occurs when we do not act wisely and live with Wisdom. The wiser we are, then it is likely...
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For the Contemplatives, Without and Within

For the Contemplatives – Without and Within We need to rediscover and reclaim Spirituality for the Contemplatives. The Contemplatives that are around us; in quiet corners of silent rooms, in dim lit caves in foreign lands; in green moist jungles and in cathedrals of forest groves. Yet we also need to rediscover and reclaim Spirituality for the Contemplative that is within us; dwelling deeply beyond the surface level surging of worldly issues and concerns, fears and frustrations, fictions and fantasies. If we leave...
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The Science of the Self – Three Levels

The whole experience of life, the experience of our life, is referenced from, back and to the self – our self. It is well worth, wondering, what is this reference point, what is the form and function of this phenomena that we call the self – ATTA? Accommodating a scientific, psychological and spiritual perspective; a personal and trans-personal appreciation; the self maybe seen to find form and function on three interrelated levels. These Three Levels of the Self are: The ‘Psychological Self’ ...
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AUTUMN, FIND YOUR WAY TO THE MIDDLE WAY

Dear Friends Welcome to Autumn. As we know extremes are exciting! Extreme sports, extreme seasons, extreme places, extreme people, extreme practices; all distract us from the norm and attract us to the exciting. Yet such extremes can also be unpleasant and even painful. However, that which is in between the extreme, that which is the moderate , the middle, can be much more manageable, bearable, even pleasant and pleasing. Such is our new Season of Autumn, here in the Southern Hemisphere of our Planet Earth. Autumn...
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Renovate our real home with meditative mind training

RENOVATE OUR REAL HOME WITH MEDITATIVE MIND TRAINING  Of all the varieties of practices and processes, psychologies and psychotherapies for ‘self-improvement’; there is however no adequate replacement or alternative for Mindfulness based Meditation. Mindfulness based Meditation is the main way to exercise, develop and enhance the fundamental functioning of the ‘hard ware’ of the brain for enabling and engaging the resultant mind and functioning ‘self’. Many of the life- long unhelpful habits of self can be brought into the calm and...
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The 3 Ways to Wisdom

Half Day Meditation Retreat Sunday 25th March 10.00 – 1.00pm NSW time (9.00am to 12.00 noon QLD). ‘Ratanagiri’ 11 Double View Road Farrants Hill NSW   THE THREE WAYS TO WISDOM Much of our experience of stress and suffering would be alleviated if we used more Wisdom in making choices and dealing with the challenges of our life. Living and relating from Wisdom can enhance our well-being and the welfare of others that we connect with. Wisdom is a faculty that we can develop and strengthen...
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The Freedom Gift of Forgiveness

We are all seeking Freedom in some form or another. One special form of Freedom is through the gift of Forgiveness. Have you noticed that in giving the great gift of Forgiveness it offers Freedom on various levels. 1. Forgiveness firstly frees our own mind from the psychological poison and prison of anger, resentment and self- centered concern. 2. Forgiveness frees the perpetrator from our directed anger, resentment and disconnection. 3. Forgiveness frees the troubled relationship from distress and fear, allowing understanding,...
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Retreat Dates for 2018

Here are the dates for my retreats for the rest of this year - mark them in your diary. Sunday 25th March - (past) Sunday 20th May - (special event, John's birthday, stay for lunch after retreat) Sunday 1st July Sunday 26th August Sunday 14th October Sunday 2nd December
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