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Glamorous Humility

In an ideal, wiser culture than our own, the price of changing our minds would not be very high. Indeed it would be a sign of intelligence, glamorous even.

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Seeing Beyond Clichés

The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, or unhelpful, but that they are incomplete.

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The Philosophical Elephant

Me being right doesn't make you wrong. A simple parable about the many sides of reality.

The Philosophical Elephant
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Eye contact

Babies and toddlers are notorious for looking at you, right in the eye. It’s a capacity that seems to diminish as we grow older.

Eye contact
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What is Mindfulness?

For a long time, I used to believe mindfulness is positive vibes and feeling good. I’ve since learnt that it’s much bigger than that.

What is Mindfulness?
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Taking In The Good

Our brains are primed to notice what’s wrong with intensity. Some scientists say our minds are like velcro for negative experiences, and Teflon for positive ones.

Taking In The Good
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All the Surfaces I Want to Touch

We may be missing touching people and things these days, but we can still look! Textures are an excellent place to focus our attention. It’s hard to look without imagining how it would feel –

All the Surfaces I Want to Touch
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Every Day is Different

When it all starts to feel the same, it’s important to tune in to the differences. Nuance your perspective with this exercise.

Every Day is Different
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Portrait of a Tree

How are feeling right now? Perhaps it’s a good time to pause and take three deep breaths. At your own pace. Nowhere to go, nothing to achieve. Give yourself the gift of being fully present and resting right here. Suffering has a way of reminding us of what matters

Portrait of a Tree
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How Is Your Heart?

Rumi once said that our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within that we have built against it.

How Is Your Heart?