How To Sit In Meditation

Eyes: You can close them if it is comfortable, but that can promote drowsiness or excessive mental activity. It is best to allow your eyelids to relax and half close. You should focus on the ground approximately 4 feet in front of you. Ears: To make sure your head, neck and spine are aligned properly, [...] Read more »

Mindfulness Without Compassion

As I discussed in my last blog entry, this year I am focusing on being nice to people, being kinder and more compassionate to everyone and cultivate Metta (a Pali word for benevolence, friendship, etc often used in Buddhism). When asked by a friend recently why I have decided to spend time practicing being nice [...] Read more »

Slow Life Lessons From Jason Statham?

Who would have thought that Jason Statham would be an advocate for the Slow Movement? Yet, I was perusing Youtube the other day, watching TED talks and School of Life videos (is it procrastination when it is educational?) and I stumbled across these old adverts from 2003 where Jason Statham, before he became the massive [...] Read more »


Staying in the literary theme I started last entry with my celebration of Ulysses, Tracy Sohl, a long time reader of this blog and all round lovely person has written a little book called i-Matter, and she kindly sent me a copy. And I really love it! Lets begin with the title, i-Matter is short [...] Read more »

Slow Parenting – A Flaneur’s Guide To Being a Dad (or Mum)

(NOTE TO TEXT: I am very tired. So some if this is a bit garbled, some is terrible English and there is no doubt that there will be more mistakes than usual.) Well, my already slow blogging activities have been curtailed a a little more recently as three months ago my wife and I had [...] Read more »