The searching, is the suffering.

“Any time you are trying to get out of suffering, that is suffering.” - Lisa Cairns The searching for something else, other than this right now. Something over there, something better, is what causes us to suffer, in my opinion. The searching is a lie, a mirage. It's a distraction from what is already here. It makes [...]


Are you hypnotised by thoughts?

How much of your time are you in thought? For me it has been 100% of my conscious time. I had no idea it was possible to be not in thought, until recently. I've always found myself mesmerised and hypnotised by thoughts, often without realising it. There's a lot of self help out there for [...]

Don’t let thoughts make you their bitch.

Just because thoughts appear in our awareness, it doesn't mean we have to do what they say. We don't have to listen to thoughts, or engage with them or believe them. We can instead just see them happen, not judge them, not try to get away from them, or fight them, and not follow them [...]

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 [...]

#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 [...]

Jim Carey has a profound experience "I woke up and I suddenly got it, I understood suddenly how thought was just an illusionary thing and how thought is responsible for if not all, most of the suffering we experience. And then I suddenly felt like I was looking at these thoughts from another perspective and I wondered who is it, [...]