Will Acceptance Ever Rule The World? Acceptance is easy when everything is going well. When you’ve pretty much got what you want, nobody is stressing you out and your financial situation and relationships are strong, then acceptance is just a natural part of your life. Well, I’ve been struggling with acceptance hugely over the last couple of days, purely because not everything has been well. How Bad Is It? Okay, I’m not talking ‘I had to cut my arm off’ bad (watched the amazing 127 hours last night in case you didn’t guess) but you might find this...Read More
Author: 21C Monk
Running As Meditation If you are like me you probably give yourself a hard time when you don’t manage to meditate every day. It’s human nature… you know the benefits of a regular practice and you know how it can impact positively on your life and on everyone that you have contact with. But we’re not perfect, right? That’s why we meditate. Here’s something for you to try… meditative running. I’ve been running for as long as I’ve been meditating, but it was only fairly recently that I realised that the two pursuits gave me a similar experience. In fact...Read More
19 Ways To Make More Time In Your Life For Meditation If you are finding it difficult to find time for meditation then you are not alone, often it is a struggle to find space for any kind of meditation in your life. Like all things, it is only once you establish an action as a habit that it starts to feel vital to your day. These ideas can help you cut down the distractions that pull you way from your time to just sit and be. 1. Unplug Turn off the computer, email, social sites, and funny cat videos. It...Read More
10 Quotes From Alan Watts That Will Improve Your Life Alan Watts was born in London in January of 1915 at the start of the first World War. In 1957 he published his bestselling Way of Zen, and by the late sixties he had become a counter-culture celebrity who travelled widely to speak at universities and growth centers across the US and Europe. By the early seventies Alan Watts had become a foremost interpreter of Eastern thought for the West publishing many influential books and articles. I find the voice of Alan Watts immediate and compelling and his Western approach...Read More
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