A new pair of shoes

Please take a look at the "about" page to see the circumstances that have encouraged me to start blogging again. There's a saying: "Instead of trying to coat the world with leather, get yourself a pair of shoes". It comes from the 8th century Indian Buddhist monk Śāntideva who said -  “Where would I find enough leather To cover... Continue Reading →

The benefits of my disability part 2

Please take a look at the "about" page to see the circumstances that have encouraged me to start blogging again. Have you ever had that dream when you try to run but your legs won't move? Just after taking the "geometry" photographs that you can see in my previous post, I had that experience for real - One of... Continue Reading →

Why does the news always seem to be negative?

Please take a look at the "about" page to see the circumstances that have encouraged me to start blogging again. There's a very simple theory explaining how mindfulness reduces the suffering of physical and mental ailments - If we reduce as much as possible all of the "secondary suffering" that we pile on top of any health issues we have,... Continue Reading →

"There is no path to happiness, happiness is the path" ...is a phrase I heard Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh use when I was on retreat with his sangha. If you have not come across Thay (meaning teacher in his native Vietnamese, and the term affectionately used for him by his followers), then I suggest it's a very worthwhile Google search. His "engaged buddhism" suggests... Continue Reading →

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