You can’t find peace, you can only be peace

There is a peace that comes from having a better story, from thoughts that tell of success and happiness. But this is a temporary peace. Throughout our day unhappy thoughts will make an appearance, perhaps accompanied by unpleasant feelings. If we’re convinced these are wrong, that they shouldn’t be here then we find ourselves in […]

Stray cats

Thoughts are like stray cats that walk across the garden. We don’t have to feed them or chase them away. Is it really our garden? Or is it just a garden? If we learn to treat it with respect without ownership then we can openly share this space with whatever is present. Because we’re really […]

Finding perfection, losing self

One of the aspects of searching for truth that contains any number of potential stumbling blocks is our expectations. Thoughts can arise such as, ‘If I see there’s no separate self, will I become like a Buddha? Will I be enlightenened? Will all suffering cease? Will I get rid of all my hang-ups? Will I […]