Rumination

Is our mind the greatest story teller?

Our minds seem to work on stories either via replay (he said, she said, and then this) or predictive stories. Our storytelling is largely based on emotion, rarely logical and largely perception biased. … Read the rest “Rumination”

Your story

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The mind is everything. What we think, we become – Buddha

Today’s quote touches on both the power and the slipperiness of the mind. Our minds constantly create stories, backstories and predicted outcomes. These stories can work for us, or … Read the rest “Your story”

Humor

This particular Alan Watts quote is close to me, it is far too easy to take life too seriously, perhaps we should approach each situation with curiosity and humour. Often we perceive the wise as serious, the wisest people I … Read the rest “Humor”

Listening

A reminder that often listening, observing and contemplating is the correct action. How are we to learn if we always speak. When situations arise, often the ‘season for silence’ allows us to gather the right amount of knowledge and take … Read the rest “Listening”

Responsibility

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New Zealand has undoubtedly been touched by a deeply traumatic event. The events have brought to light the viral and seemingly uncontrollable nature of social media platforms. Amongst this, there is an obvious ‘call to account’ for those running social … Read the rest “Responsibility”

Ego

Curb your ego

Does ego work with us or against us? Friend or foe on our journey through life?

Ego or something else?

Being egotistical is often thrown outwards towards others. Often ego in that context is mistaken for outwards selfishness rather than … Read the rest “Ego”

Being Stoic

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Stoics and the practical philosophy of Stoicism are gaining renewed attention. What is Stoicism and why might it be raising interest?

Stoicism is an incredibly practical philosophy, designed to be lived not just studied, Stoicism and Buddhism have much in … Read the rest “Being Stoic”