Japanese watercolour, She towers above the cacti; A delicate, white geisha In the soft shadows Of bashful buds. Graceful and rare, Full of life unfolding, The mystery Of every second, In every frond unfurling. Shady leaves, Cool and broad, Green waves paused. Slender green stems Climb to the light, Proud That tall is nothing to … Continue reading White orchid
Today I didn’t meditate. I didn’t intend this. I intended to wake up early, do some yoga, thirty minutes mediation then off to work at school. However, I slept through my alarm and woke up fifteen minutes before I needed to leave the house. I was disappointed, but happy I still had time to make … Continue reading The day I didn’t meditate
Over the last week I have been running a Love Experiment. The experiment was inspired by this quote, from my good friend Verity Pabla. When all the people in the world love one another, then the strong will not overpower the weak, the many will not oppress the few, the rich will not mock the … Continue reading The love experiment
Is compassion something you are born with, or can you learn to become more compassionate? New research suggests that compassion can be both taught, and learned. Richard Davidson and associate scientist Antoine Lutz studied the brain scans of 16 monks and 16 control subjects. All were asked to practise a special compassion meditation whilst undergoing … Continue reading Can compassion be learned?