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Passion and non-attachment

Passion and non-attachment are often seen as mutually exclusive. I think this is a false assumption; indeed, without passion, we come back to ‘detachment’ rather than non-attachment. Passion is often viewed as fire. But could it be that this is … Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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The song of ‘now’

If joy is fundamentally a way of being, then I think that it must also be rooted in the experience of ‘now-ness’.  Only when you are attentive and in the present moment can you connect fully to what is around … 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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