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Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life as It Is

It is very important to our sense of wellbeing and mental health that we learn to make peace with the fact that we cannot control everything in our lives. We have all experienced painful situations and times where we felt like nothing was going our way, and it can be easy to slip into negative […]

Meditation for anger management

Practising mindfulness can help us realise that anger need not be a problem. Anger is something that most people experience at least once or twice a day. It can arise if you feel like things aren’t going your way, or as though someone is trying to take advantage of you. Sometimes, you may experience an […]

How to have a peaceful mind

In today’s world, stress is everywhere. Whether it comes from social media, work, school, relationships, or family, we are constantly bombarded with information and demands. This constant barrage of stimuli makes it difficult to focus on anything else. And when we don’t take time to relax and unwind, it often results in burnout and exhaustion. […]

Mindful Communication: How to Have More Empathic & Compassionate Conversations

Mindful communication involves applying the principles of mindfulness to the way we communicate with each other. By being mindful about how we interact with others, we can become more empathetic, compassionate, and honest, while simultaneously training ourselves to recognise and resist negative or aggressive reactions to those around us. Just like most mindfulness-based practices, mindful […]

What is Tonglen meditation and how do I practise it?

Ancient Buddhist practices represent the root of most modern forms of meditation. However, many meditation styles are no longer guided by a spiritual path, having been adopted within various therapeutic or secular contexts because of their ability to foster calmness, peace of mind, and emotional intelligence. This is certainly true of the art of Tonglen […]

Respond, don’t React: Taming Stress through Mindful Presence

When you have felt under attack or unsafe, have you ever noticed that your reaction only worsened the situation? Then you might need to read on. In this article we’re going to be discussing the huge difference between reacting and responding to stressful situations, and how we can bring our minds to a point of […]

The Obstacle is the Path: a Zen approach to overcoming any challenge

Deriving from a Zen proverb, the phrase ‘the obstacle is the path’ refers to the idea that no obstacle can be navigated just by avoidance; you must tackle it head-on. This school of thought insists that obstacles actually present opportunities for improvement. Overcoming challenging situations can make us stronger, more resolute, and more robust. Choosing […]

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional | How to avoid suffering unnecessarily

For many of us who have developed an interest in meditation, it is likely that we stumbled upon it in an attempt to end some form of pain or suffering in our lives – that may even be what has brought you to this very article. Whether we experience some form of chronic physical pain, […]

Nobody understands me: What should I do?

“Nobody understands me” Have you ever thought this to yourself? If you feel like no one understands you, then you’re not alone. It’s actually quite common for humans to be misunderstood. After all, other people don’t have access to your thoughts, so they’re never going the see the world exactly as you see it. Also, […]

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