How much do you No?

How much do you No?

The word ‘No’ in all languages has deep and evocative meanings, and triggers a range of responses linked to our associations to the past and how we use it today. As words go, I notice that ‘No’ is peerless in its ability to assert power.

Finding the middle way is your only option

Finding the middle way is your only option

If you have read any Buddhist work or teachings you will have frequently encountered the expression ‘The Middle Way’. The simple life guidance of finding a path between the extremes of austerities and sensual indulgence.  The middle way is very simple. 

Quiet space in a noisy day

Quiet space in a noisy day

There is so much noise. Traffic, conversations, the buzz of a pc or other office machinery, always on music through iPods or internet channels. Then the most challenging noise of all, that inner talk, half thoughts, emotional blurt-outs and even second-thoughts.

The ability to concentrate on more than one concious thought is more of a challenge today than ever before.