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 »

Why I Meditate

My mind goes at about a 1000 miles an hour. Always has. It’s exhausting. It is why I talk so much and so fast, it is a sort of escape valve to release the buildup of thought pressure. Thoughts and ideas come in and go out of my head so fast I can’t grab hold [...] Read more »

Attention! Attention! Reconnecting With Time

Where does all the time go? You would think I should have known better. I have been practicing mindfulness meditation for almost 20 years. I have embraced the Slow Philosophy and work every day on becoming a Flaneur of life, treating it like a stroll and drinking in the detail. Endeavouring to become unhurried and [...] Read more »

TKB V 3.0

Oh there you are. I have been waiting for you… Well, it has been awhile. Far longer than expected or anticipated. I know this is a Slow Blog, but it is a bit ridiculous. So, what has happened? To understand that we need to do a little history. TKB Version 1.0 Version 1.0 of this [...] Read more »

The Deckchair Diaries – Spring 2013

The problem with writing a block or trying to be active on the myriad of social networking sites out there is you tend to “blogify” (or “twitterify” or “facebookify”, or “socialnetworkofthemomentify”) your life. You are constantly looking for ways to spin experiences into a pithy, fun or informative posts, comments or tweets. You start to [...] Read more »

Meditation Guide Now Exclusively on Kindle

Don’t Do Something, Just Sit There! A Simple Introductory Guide to Mindfulness Meditation – Now Exclusively on Kindle. Do you want to learn to meditate but don’t know where to start? Click here to buy now: Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com Mindfulness meditation is a powerful tool of personal change. What seems a deceptively simple process has the [...] Read more »