Meditation

Meditation does not have to be boring. Naturally, when you meditate your mind wanders; you drift, you leave the home of your mind for a brief moment before returning for a brief moment. This process of leaving and returning from your mind’s home is, in essence, what meditation is. You may go through this process […]

The Island of Peace

Throughout our life, we live a series of different lives: the life of him, the life of her, the life of our friend, the life of the stranger, the life of our favourite celebrity, the life of our enemy. We spectate and log the accounts of others as if it was our call of duty, […]

To Be Present

During this morning’s walk, I noticed five baby lambs leaping across the field chasing after one another. Usually, when I see something as natural as this, I would simply walk on – but this morning, I sat down with a smile on my face and watched the baby lambs play. I could see from the […]

You Are Awake

Do you talk to yourself in the quiet hours and empty moments of life about the things you would like to do with your remaining time on Earth? “I would love to be a painter,” one woman says. “I want to be a chef,” one man says. Another woman may want to write poetry, another […]

The Magpie Rhyme

We have all seen it. We have all heard it. We have all sang it: One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, Never to be told, Eight for a wish, Nine for a kiss Ten for a bird […]

Patience

The mind is the most powerful tool we possess – it can be our greatest opponent or our most loyal ally. Our muse and our clamour. Our spirit and our sin. Today, my mind was not mistaken: I simply did not write enough – and what I was able to write proved unworthy of publication. […]

The Artist’s Way

Last week, I had a short-lived conversation with a former school friend about my working life. “So, what do you do for work these days, Chris?” he asked. “I’m a writer,” I said. Rather taken back by my answer, he looked at me rather strangely, squinting his eyes in curiosity, almost as if to think […]

Remember You Will Die

There are a vast number of people who are only content with the most in life: more money, more fame, more power, more recognition, more relationships, more material possessions. There are few and far between individuals who are content with the opposite in life: the bare minimum. I, not to say I always have, fit […]

Who Am I Buying This For?

Sadly, we live in a world where social status is everything. The more popular the brand of clothes we wear and the higher the price tag that is attached to them the better. People will even go to the extent of burying themselves in heaps of debt in order to improve their social image – […]