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Alistair's take on "Drawing on Mindfulness"

There was a lovely moment this Sunday morning where I was sitting in a room full of art - paintings hanging from the rafters, portraits stacked up against the wall, charcoal sketches on the floor - and looking around at the 15 people who had been working for the previous four days to make it.

What it really means

"Surrender also means acknowledging the raw, rugged, clumsy, and shocking qualities of one's ego, acknowledging them and surrendering them as well. Generally, we find it very difficult to give out and surrender our raw and rugged qualities of ego.

the weird energy of the depths and what to do with it

There was a great podcast from Reggie this week.

Polyvagal theory and why clarinets might help...

There was a madcap article in the New Statesman this week which tried to argue that stress was a hoax dreamed up by the tobacco industry to sell more cigarettes in the 1960s.

Coming in from the homelessness into a home

Home, Unheimlichkeit and “your own interior heaven”

A winter experience

I’ve been thinking a lot about stress lately.

Mindfulness: What it is and what it is not.

I've posted a talk that I gave in Cardiff on Friday 26th February on the subject of "Mindfulness: what it is and what it is not".

I was just down in Cardiff to teach and on Friday evening I gave a talk on mindfulness, exploring what it is and what is definitely isn’t.

Daylight anxiety

Another sunny Spring day fades away in Newhaven.

And I see it: I am happy when the sun is shining and there is daylight but I get edgy when it dims.

Mindfulness of the Body and Chalk

And the earth will swallow us.
But not yet, not yet.

Keep on moving,
keep producing and possessing.

See some old places,
visit some new ones.

Feel the cold, the heat, fatigue.
Stop for a moment; continue.