Category Archives: Practices

This practice is adapted from the work of Wendy Palmer. It is a way of re-centering the body and coming back into a place of flow.   Into flow   Sit comfortably and gently close your eyes Notice your breath … Continue reading

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Death and dying

How do you view your own death? I was impressed by this delivery on the subject of death by Steven Jenkinson, ceremonialist and author of the book “Die Wise” (2015). He talks about how as a culture there is death … Continue reading

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Deep work by Cal Newport

Adapted from a post in Smarter Living on the New York Times on 14 January 2019 Deep work is the activity of focusing without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It describes, in other words, when you’re really locked into … Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

Marie Kondo says that we should hold each item in our home and allow it to speak to us, we should ask ourselves the question: “Does this spark joy?” If not we should acknowledge and appreciate the purpose of that … Continue reading

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Zen Practice

Watch your mind, how it comes into being, how it operates. As you watch your mind, you discover yourself as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher. The source … Continue reading

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A message from your body…..

I crave your attention. Every muscle wishes to thrill with your attention. To tense and release, and release! My blood calls to continue the nurturance, the diversity of foods, the sweetness of water, the soft clean air. My skin yearns … Continue reading

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What coaching is about

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clear, perhaps even with a fiercer life because … Continue reading

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How brave we are

Deep in the Cedarberg mountains, deep in a valley, lies a deep pool surrounded by high rocks. Why would we shed our comfortable clothes and stand near naked on the cliff, willing ourselves to step off into the drop? A … Continue reading

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Running

If we push on, running harder, deeper into the loneliness, further away from the world and the structure of our lives, we begin to feel strangely elated, detached yet at the same time connected, connected to ourselves. With nothing but … Continue reading

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Waking up

Wisdom teaching about waking up: when we are able to notice what we are doing now, to experience our current state completely and without judgment, the old patterns will begin to fall away. The Wisdom of the Enneagram

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