No 3: Presence

‘We can’t live in the now all the time, can we?’ I’ve heard so many people who straddle the spiritual and material world ask this question. Many of us may have touched the sense of freedom that comes from letting go of thoughts and feelings, but the idea of always being present can make us feel afraid of…

No 1: Purpose

In times of darkness, we look inwards to find our way. Many years ago, when I was living in a place of the dark unknown, there was a beautiful book on my shelf with a lemon yellow cover. It was a collection of poetry, one for each day of the year. Some were short, some…

No 2: Longing

Wanting is different from longing. Our wants are deceptive things that bounce out of our consciousness as quickly as they arrive. They are akin to the kind of craving that seems so very important but then fades away, leaving no trail of its initial significance. We might want something to ease our momentary discomforts quickly, like a chocolate…