Caricatured or Calm

You may of experienced this yourself - being approached by a street artist who asked you if you’d like a caricatured drawing of yourself. Personally I can’t imagine anything worse. It was years ago now, on holiday with my girlfriend, when we had such an offer. We didn’t take him up on it but stood [...]

Take Out the Garbage

You may have heard the expression: Garbage in, garbage out. This is used to express the idea that in computing and other fields, incorrect or poor-quality input, will produce faulty output. In terms of the mind, this faulty output, is often what causes us so much anguish and confusion. Often, we’re unable to objectively see [...]

Emptiness from Meditation

“Emptiness is that which enables us to open our eyes to see directly what being is. If after careful consideration we decide to do something that we believe is the best way, from the beginning to the end we should do our best. We must respect our capability, our knowledge, without comparing ourselves with others, [...]

Conflict . . . Remove it

What is the true precursor to change? This change must be either internal or external. Internal change is both the easiest and the hardest option. It is easy and hard in equal measure because it is instant. The mind has come to expect change to be a slow and drawn out process, as such, the [...]