Inner Peace

The Critic Within

Kamontip Evans | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

From the moment we wake up until the moment we go to bed, there are so many things we can get annoyed with: traffic noise, your partner leaving a news...

One Week on and We Are at Peace

Karin Sieger | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Your beloved cats don't come to you on the bed, so I hear. The one called Little Sock does not part from your mother's side. Perhaps they give you space. Perhaps they have started to let you go. Your mother says she is strong, now, but does not know about after... how she will cope. She will be 80 next month. Her only child is dying.

Do You Want to Be Someone, Going Somewhere or No One, Going Nowhere?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It is your choice: to be someone, going somewhere - with all the fun, stress and strain that comes with your given name and acquired reputation; or being no one, going nowhere, not much fun but standing tall - at peace, with an understanding of where happiness truly lies.

All I Want for Christmas? To Feel God's Love!

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Tony Lobl

At the heart of Christmas is the Bethlehem babe, who later went on to preach that we are to love our neighbours as ourselves. Not instead of ourselves or despite ourselves but as ourselves. The all-inclusive love Jesus was teaching, therefore, includes the call to each of us to look after "number one", too.

Silence

Kamontip Evans | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

This mind is always making noise - more so when we are not talking. To develop silence of the mind, initially you need a quiet place. Then listen to your mind without expressing any opinion to confuse the matter.

Six Essential Factors That School Never Taught You About Yourself!

Sunita Pattani | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sunita Pattani

According to the Dalai Lama, all people have one thing in common: they want to be happy. And it is true, all people do want to be happy - it's just that some of us partake in behaviours, that although may bring us some temporary relief, are also destructive to us in the long run.

Those Visitors!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Be mindful of those who come knocking on the doors of your senses: eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. When you see something that you like, for instance, or something you dislike, you have already let a 'feeling visitor' through the door.

The Pond and the Mind: A Parallel Universe

Kamontip Evans | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

When you watch the mind, you will find there is a beginning, middle and an end to each troublesome thought or emotion. Sometimes before you even get to the end of it, the mind will jump onto something else.

Our Past Does Not Define Us

Amber Bell | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

We do not have to live life by the hand it dealt us. No, we choose our own path and say, "This is the life I'm going to live and this is the person I'm going to be... and I'm damned if anything is going to change that."

How to Find Love

Karen Ruimy | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

You already have everything in you: you are embodying a soul. Your soul has come here to express, to create, to experiment, to love - but mainly your soul is a loving being. And the most important thing in terms of love, is loving yourself.

The Mind Is a Fidgety Child

Georgie Bradley | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

My Google Chrome has a permanent conga line of dormant tabs open for potential reads, until some of them disappear past the arrow of no return and I eventually 'x' them out of existence. This barrage of information, lying next to me, puts the mind in overdrive.

When the World Goes Made

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

You will change your life if you begin to see where you are doing what you complain about in the world. Sure it is a smaller version than a full-blown war but it is a war never the less. Stop the inner war and you start a revolution.

10 Secrets Of Happy People (Which Don't Involve Cake Or Wine)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people are just so darn chirpy - while the rest of us are grumbling about our workload they're skipping through the office (literally) with a smi...

Sod Saying "Yes" to Life- I'm Knackered

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

If you're not used to it, saying no feels really shitty at first. Like you're letting people down, somehow not engaging with life as much as you should be. FOMO - "fear of missing out" - plays a huge part in this.

The Long and Winding Road, Things I Saw in the Woods Today

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

A favourite song of mine and for me the best interpretation of this ultra romantic tune is by George Michael. I used to joke about George being a bit accident prone on my radio show and must say that his ordeals, trials and tribulations in life have added a large dash of pathos to his style of singing.

How to Love Yourself (and Grow Half a Brain)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

How to love yourself (and grow half a brain) The recent furore regarding Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson is a perfect example of what is wrong with...

The Passage of Time (Growing Old Gracefully), Things That Matter (Part Five)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

But getting old can be an obstacle course- what's the point of being old and miserable? There is a man who walks his dog that I see often and I estimate the last time he smiled was in the Stone Age.

Existential Nettles, Astrology and Other Props, Learn to be Still and How to Make a Bird Bath

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Ahhhh....the stinging nettle. That piercing, painful sensation like a large needle entering the flesh is not easily forgotten; long after we have run from the nettle the sensation remains for hours, sometimes days.

Happy Days?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

We can spend all our life procrastinating to be happy! We forget to be happy right here and right now. But we may answer 'yes' to the question anyway because we don't want people to know how we really feel.

What is Mindfulness Banking? The Rise of the Modern Leadership Style

Monica Millares | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

The number of colleagues, friends and people in corporates who suffer from stress, fatigue, dissatisfaction at work is just enormous and on the rise! Anxiety, insomnia, overweight, lack of energy and passion for life those are just some of the symptoms I see as a raising trend.

The Blind Atheist, "Kiss Me as if it Were the Last Time!" And What Really Matters (Part Three)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Our search for God is a hopefulness that we too might find ourselves. Go for a walk in any green landscape near you. You will see what atheists refuse to believe exists because they choose to be blind.

On Perfection, Planning and Losing

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Perfection In our facile society, perfection is glossy, fabricated, manipulated and made to order. Yet we are surrounded by unmistakably perfect momen...

Why She Left Google

Adele Barlow | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Maybe it is narcissistic to expect spiritual fulfilment from our jobs. Maybe any quarter-life 'crisis' is only ever a result of adolescent navel-gazing. Maybe we should all just shut up, get on with the task at hand, and learn to distinguish reality from impractical expectations. Or maybe we should question the cultural definition of success.

The Art of Nothing

Paul Hewitt | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Hewitt

The act of 'doing nothing' seems to have defined itself as just doing something unproductive but can we actually do nothing?

Swimming With the Ducks: Finding Peace at Kenwood Ladies' Pond

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

As I lay on a patch of grass at the Kenwood Ladies' Pond in London yesterday evening, I realised the peace I'd thought was so elusive and so far away was within my reach - and on my doorstep.