Neuroscience continues to produce extensive beneficial information about how our brain works, why we behave the way we do and the habits we form. What is often missed though is that a lot of this information is obtained from remarkable men and women who have trained their minds to an almost superhuman level. The experience of these incredible … [Read more...]
Experience remains way ahead of science.
Looking outside at our environment does not hold the answer. It's also the easy thing to do. Much harder is to look inward, to really observe oneself with total honesty, what we say, how we act, the thoughts we create and for what objective. This is an act of real courage. But instead, we let ourselves be lead with shadows. That part of us that is … [Read more...]
The Feelings of Intelligence
Let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year! Have you noticed that lately the news has been full of stories regarding depression and mental health? Apart from more serious cases, it’s true that people in general can suffer some natural blues this time of year. When we are feeling down, feel anxiety or sadness; these are forms of physical … [Read more...]
Father Christmas Isn’t Real!
I remember shouting this particular sentence at my Mother as a young boy with great shock and disbelief. My little childhood friends had just informed me that this Christmas figure of great meaning that was supposed to have visited my home year after year was nothing more than a myth. I was completely shocked upon hearing this and fought back in … [Read more...]
The Addictive Mind.
Having treated various forms of addiction within my coaching programs, I realised that just because someone has quit drugs, alcohol or any other manner of addiction, it doesn't mean the mindset that drove someone to a particular habit disappears with the abstinence of a substance/focus. It is a common mistake to assume that the mindset that … [Read more...]
Ambition through loss.
Apologies I have not been in touch for so long! The recent birth of my second son has kept me very busy. Although not as busy as his Mother! In addition to this event is the forthcoming Audio product "Free The Mind," which we have just finished recording. I hope this product will deliver the details of what it takes to really change on … [Read more...]
The Dark Space in the Self
It's the quiet moments that people tend to avoid. We can work hard to fool others but in those quiet moments we are faced with an inner reality that reaches out to us with utter truth. This is why so many avoid the uncomfortable silence where there is no one to impress, no one to feed the ego and simply no one to occupy this space. Why … [Read more...]
The beauty of no purpose
In our fast paced life it is common to expect of ourselves and others a purpose or a point to everything we do. The modern gurus of personal development will often tell us: “Life is short. Don't waste time. What is the point of what you are doing. Is it going to deliver tangible results and get you closer to where you are going." While … [Read more...]
A Tale Of Zen.
One of my teachers told me this story a long time ago and it is one I have always really liked. I hope you enjoy it too. Heaven and Hell. A brash arrogant Samurai had recently heard of a great local Zen master whose insightful knowledge was enriching the lives of many followers. So on this particular day he decided to walk the few miles to … [Read more...]
The Emotional Bridge
In a world in which we have to label every condition, every thought and every feeling, emotions are described within a category of positive and negative. It has now become fashionable to attempt to auto correct feelings that are not connected to happiness and joy. Yet how would we know or be aware of true joy and happiness without its … [Read more...]