(Update 16 Apr 20: The situation is more under control in Australia as the curve has flattened; while some other parts of the world are still in shocking condition. With the lockdowns and various levels of social restrictions, and many working from home or having lost their jobs, the advice below can still be very
'Water of madness' can act as a cautionary tale. A timeless tale to wake us up, so as not to lose ourselves totally in this increasingly loud and outlandish world of social media and big data algorithms. First, here is the old tale of Water of Madness : Water of Madness* Once
What's the goal of meditation? Why should one meditate anyway? For majority of us meditation is one of the most challenging or perhaps boring and pointless things to do. But, it has countless benefits. Countless, because meditation itself is not the goal, it helps us meet our goals by learning to come back to the
The New Acropolis Australia is presenting this welcome event on World Philosophy Day 2018 which this year coincides with the day Rumi's soul was ignited meeting Shams over 774 years ago (15 Nov 1244). I will be one of the presenters and would like to invite you to join us.
Listen now In conversation with author and culinary experience entrepreneur Jane Webster www.thefrenchtable.com.au Who does not want to live an inspired life? A life that despite challenges and hardships, despite the failures and setbacks, despite all the self-doubts and hesitations; is uplifting, fulfilling and meaningful.
When I read the shocking news of this horrific senseless attack on American surgeon Dr Edmund Pribitkin and his teenage son Edik in Melbourne, I felt sad, angry, baffled and ashamed; but most significantly I felt touched by the victim's heart of gold and his capacity to forgive. Firstly on behalf of all Melbournians,
If you are one of the many people who really wishes to give meditation a go but finds sitting meditation really difficult, why not try walking meditation? In fact, walking meditation can help with two of the five pillars of brain health which neuroscientists recommend (see 5 Factors to Boost Brain Health). Because it combines exercise and stress reduction through mindfulness in one activity. Particularly during the holiday season, you can take a walk down the beach, in the park, or go bush walking mindfully.
The holiday season is upon us, and most people are already in a heightened mode of operation. There is activity everywhere, to wrap up the end-of-year tasks, do the Christmas shopping, prepare for family reunion or travelling, and so on; followed by two or three weeks of change from our routines. This can be all good fun, and a restorative period for our mental health if we observe few simple tips.