You are not your thoughts

“I think therefore I am”, the famous phrase uttered by renowned Philosopher Rene Descartes was perhaps one, if not the most, fundamentally flawed philosophical statements of all time (sorry Rene). To assume that I exist and I know that I exist because I think thoughts, Read More …

Did ‘Mindfulness’ Exist Before Technology?

When you think about it, I mean really think about it, the concept of Mindfulness (to be ‘present’ and aware of your surroundings and senses) is quite ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a believer and have probably read every major book written on the Read More …

Dear Brain, Please Stop Being a ‘Doomsday Prepper’.

Dear Brain, Humans no longer live in caves. I don’t live in a cave. We are no longer hunted by dangerous creatures on a daily basis. Bad things still happen, but we are not in constant danger, nor are our lives hanging in the balance Read More …

Would You Fear Drowning if You Could Breathe Underwater?

A violent storm rages unpredictably on the ocean’s surface. A bad-tempered, blustery wind gusts endlessly whipping the ocean in to giant peaks and troughs as whitewash churns on the crest of dark ominous waves. Yet beneath the surface and under the swirl and throw of Read More …

Thai Monks Chanting

Thai Monks gather in a Bangkok temple to begin their chanting in ancient Pali – the language of the Buddha. *Featured Above – Buddha faces surround a quiet courtyard in Wat Pho, Bangkok.

Mind Boot Camp: My First Meditation Retreat

Something has changed. There is an inner stillness, a quiet that I haven’t felt before. At times, I feel as though someone has flicked on the ‘High Definition’ switch of my vision as everything seems so crisp, so alive and so new. I often find Read More …

Kho Samui – My Island of Silence

I’m sitting on my wooden balcony that overhangs the frangipani garden. The leaves whisper with movement as the ocean breeze swirls up from the beach. My washing hangs on the thick wooden railing, draped in a dali-esque fashion dripping in rhythm with scorching Thailand sun. Read More …