Transmuting lead into fool’s gold

Awakening is a centreless experiencing of this present moment (Dhamma in Buddhism). There’s a profound peace that replaces the ego-focussed goals of trying to become something, get something new or avoid some looming challenge. It’s not will-based, there’s no real effort involved. The present moment beingness, experiencing the now, pulls on our attention like bungee […]

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 […]