James | Mindfulness | Tips

Two types of Pain

Physical Pain Its easy to acknowledge the pain we feel when someone steps on our toe, be it in a line or queue or standing on the train or bus. Ouch, it hurts right! You might blow off a little steam, let them know what they did or you might just scream! Maybe even let…

Meditation | Mindfulness

Koan: Great Waves

Great Waves In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well-known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves. O-nami was immensely strong and knew the art of wresting. In his private bouts he defeated even his teacher, but in public was so bashful that his own pupils threw him. O-nami felt he should go…

Conditions | Mindfulness

A to Zen of Anger

“Holding onto Anger is like drinking poison, and expecting that the other person will die”. ~ Buddha Ever got angry? Do you find yourself fuming if someone doesn’t live up to your expectations or your rules? What about the guy that cut you off in traffic? Does it feel like your blood pressure is going…

Articles | Mindfulness

A Mindful Poem

1) I walk down the street. There is a deep hole on the path. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault It takes forever to find a way out. 2) I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole on the path. I pretend I don’t see…