The more the metropolitan areas grow the harder it is for the average family to enjoy some quiet time. This is also true with the frantic pace that most occupations have to deal with in our modern world. What do we do when we seems like its impossible to get some quiet time to read, … Continue reading Pausing may just change your whole life
When we are out of touch with our awareness of uncertainty, needless stress and suffering can occur. Take, for instance, the way it feels to express some view that we later learn is wrong. If we ask ourselves what it feels like when we express something wrong, we might say it feels awful, embarrassing, or … Continue reading Comfortable with uncertainty.
’They are basically two desires in the mind: one is the desire to get something, which has the energy of moving forward; the other is the desire to get rid of something, not wanting to deal with it, which has the energy of pushing away. ’Luang Por Pasanno For you reader unfamiliar with the ”Middle … Continue reading The balanced life, the ”Middle Way”
The Southern Loop at Wilsons Promontory https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/wilsons-promontory-national-park I completed the hike in four days and it is 60 kilometres. After my first 100 kilometre hike in February this year on the Great Ocean Walk I learned a lot and changed my equipment and Worked hard on my fitness. This time being over ten kilograms less … Continue reading My Second Iconic Hike.
My moods are the cause of all my confusion predominantly. Now I am older its more of a clearer picture in terms of metaphorically a passing storm. The weather is historically unpredictable even with modern technology they can still get it wrong. However, they are a great guide and thankful have a higher degree of … Continue reading ”The wise are neither elated nor depressed.”
I am back in the gym doing some strength training. I have been for the last month going three days a week. I also walk on my favourite coastal track that is about 11 kilometres at least 2 times a week. I am in training now for a up coming 60 kilometres hike, graded at … Continue reading Physical training and wholeness.
Having bipolar and recovering PTSD in a personal crisis is extremely difficult. I recently suffered a relationship loss of a significant family member. This was to much for me to deal with and my mental heath was impacted so much I ended up in a Private Mental health facility as you know if you follower … Continue reading Dealing with crisis and emotional pain.
I have had extra time lately and have been reading more. I love reading and see it as a privilege to live in such a time with so much available. Some say we are bogged down in data and so many ebooks. However, I think it's fascinating that people still come up with new books … Continue reading How do we treat and think about our selves?
"Loving kindness see being equally and identifies with their happiness and their unhappiness. It has great compassion to remove their unhappiness and great love to bring more happiness." - Thubten Cyatso I have lots of PDFs and Ebook publications from Buddhist writings. I acquired all this wonderful resource while doing the first unit of my MA in Applied Buddhism. … Continue reading Do you have great compassion for yourself and others?
I am forty-nine and was diagnosed as most know with Bipolar disorder when I was thirty-nine. When I first was told by a lovely middle aged pshcologisits. I was surprised how she broke the news to me. I must have had about six or seven one hour sessions with her. Before I get to the how … Continue reading Why fear pharmaceuticals for our mental health?