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The Zen philosopher Alan Watts put it beautifully when he said those who think all the time have nothing to think about except thoughts so they lose touch with reality and live in a world of illusi...

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We readily head towards ideals set by others and fail to realise that, in doing so, we may be getting further away from our own truths. When was the last time you stopped to consider this? When was...

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There is so much to absorb if we slow down and pay attention but we only interested in pushing our realities away; only concerned with doing whatever we can to avoid confronting that monkey in our ...

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Just for a second, stop whatever you're doing and get comfortable. A zazen cushion works best for this. But if you haven’t got one, simply sit on the floor, the edge of the sofa, or the chair you'r...

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Thoughts will arise but no one thought or emotion is better than the next with this practice. The key thing here is to spend time sitting with whatever arises and breathing into it instead of feeli...

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[N]otice your breathing. Really notice it. There is nothing else for you to do. Watch your breath as it comes in and again as it goes out. Don't think about anything else but the breath. Watch it. ...

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It's important to understand that your mind will wander when you start doing this, but you're not doing anything wrong. It's what our minds are designed to do.

Imagination is a powerful thing...

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Through this practice, I realised that whatever I believed, whatever I was thinking, whatever I imagined, was the root cause of all my suffering. Whatever I was thinking separated me from, and clos...

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I became aware that everything is connected on a level that I still haven’t found the right words to describe, even after all these years. I truly believe I transcended myself and, in the process, ...

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To quote the Zen practitioner, Steve Hagen:

“There is nothing to prove, nothing to figure out, nothing to get, nothing to understand. When we finally stop explaining everything to ourselves, ...

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