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Equanimity – what a wonderful place!

As I work to deepen my understanding and practice of meditation, I am delighting in increasing my experience of equanimity. Equanimity is defined by Shinzen Young as the ability to allow sensory experience to come and go without push and pull. … Continue reading

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Gratitude is good for you!

Increasingly science suggests that gratitude is good for us. Research by Robert Emmons indicates that people who consciously focus on gratitude experience greater emotional wellbeing and physical health than those who don’t. Continue reading

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Compassion and non-attachment (2)

Compassion implies ‘being with’ someone else in their experience of pain or misfortune, of standing alongside them in suffering. It seems to me it is a quality of being rather than of doing. I question whether charitable giving can really … Continue reading

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ideaCity 2010 – brim full with joy!

When I first started to explore how we perceive joy in contemporary society, I was surprised to find how few references there were to it on the web. I spent last week as a volunteer at ideaCity, ‘Canada’s premiere meeting … Continue reading

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Beginning to develop a concept of joy . . .

Look round any bookshop, scour the web – it seems to be a lot more difficult than you would imagine to find any coherent definition of ‘joy’! Below is a mind-map that brings together some of the initial ideas that … Continue reading

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