The truth of the nature of being.

Today's post is a quote from Osho about what we truly are, but many of us don't see because it's obscured by the identification as a self. We're spellbound by the mind. Assuming we're something, that we are not. "This is a matter of being, and not of becoming… Striving towards truth is nothing but [...]

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A prison made of thoughts.

Being attached and identified with our thoughts and the thinker can create a prison (which is an illusion), and and it can be torture to live from that place; you are not really living right now. You're living in the past and future. There is no peace there. It is constant grasping and striving. It [...]

Meditation and ‘enlightenment’ are not special. They’re so ordinary; you might miss them.

There is this picture of what meditation looks like and what ‘enlightenment’ looks like. And there's a tendency for many of us to believe that that is it, and anything else isn’t it. It can make me feel like it's not for us, and that only certain people get it, or see it, who are [...]

Success defined by society: Keeping up with the Jones’

I think we should redefine the definition of success from monetary based to happiness. Would it be worth the risks to the economy? In my opinion it would, everyone would be happier generally, enjoy their lives more, have less regrets, follow their intuition more and we wouldn’t be destroying the planet. But society has heavily [...]

#Thedress that made the world talk (and fight) about seeing things differently.

“The dress is black and blue!” “No it’s white and gold, you’re wrong!” “No it IS black and blue!!! Can’t you see it?! It’s right there!" It’s fine to have fun arguing over #TheDress but people do the same thing all the time over things like religion, ideologies & opinions. We have a society where difference - such [...]

What would it be like to live a more liberated existence?

This is Simon Amstell's live at the BBC 'Numb' show, he talks about all sorts of great things, including the part I'm choosing to focus on for this blog post: He has some astute thoughts on the current human race and society today if he was to leap into the future and look back on [...]

“People choose the paths through life that have the greatest reward for the least effort – that’s the law of nature that’s hard to defy” ~ House MD

It's a very natural thing in humans to do. Of course Some people defy this nature and instead work really hard, not thinking about a reward or recognition, because they might just love doing it. Like playing in a band that costs you money for equipment, practice time and to put on gigs but it's [...]

“I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.” Don Draper, Mad Men

A lot of us feel cheated by the universe at times, like it's out to get us, why us? It's conspiring against us, wanting us to fail. But actually the universe doesn't give a shit about us or about anything, it just exists, it's indifferent, it's neural. Which in a way it's quite nice, I [...]

“My brain is a computer, it will always run, because that’s what it’s designed to do.” – Giancarlo Esposito

http://vimeo.com/62754136 It's taken me a couple of years to come round to the idea of meditation and to see the benefits it will bring my life. I first had to experience a positive reaction and once I had that, there was no going back. Apparently meditating 30 minutes everyday over a long period of time [...]

“Everything and everyone around us, is fleeting and impermanent” – Brianna Wiest

Also: "Property is theft. Nobody 'owns' anything. When you die, it all stays here." - George Carlin It's up to us to build our lives how we want it and create our own inner happiness, we are the one constant in our lives, our own best friends. Things on the outside are fleeting and impermanent, [...]