Comfort makes your comfort zone shrink. Discomfort pushed your boundaries. You can learn to be at ease in situations that would break most people. If you want to see how soft people are getting, have a look at how they respond to cold. I wrote this in London a few days ago. What was the
What you pay attention to is what you get more of. If you fixate on your bad luck, you’ll notice more bad luck. If you train yourself to be grateful, you’ll find more things to be grateful about. Part of this is filtering – you notice what you otherwise might ignore. Part of it is
Confession time! And I warn you, this might shock you: I am… *clears throat* Gee, this is hard to admit. I am, in fact, something of a geek. I know, I know, I can hear you gasping from here. And a big part of my geekdom is my love of Dungeons & Dragons. In D&D
I record and offer hypnotic guided meditations for one reason: there’s a gap between who you are and who you could be. I’m obsessed with closing that gap for as many people as possible. The Awakened Thought membership program – which includes a vast library of hypnotising audios – is one arrow in my quiver.
It’s a strange thing, exploring your own mind. You uncover truths about yourself you should never share, mainly because you sound like a maniac. Or a wise, spiritual leader, because sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. Speaking of things that are tough to distinguish, and everything else I just said… Have you ever noticed
Many people, me included, talk about the benefits of mindfulness. Of all the meditation disciplines out there, it’s probably the best one to start with. There are more powerful ones, sure, but mindfulness is a core skill. Besides, it has plenty of benefits on its own. But… What if mindfulness isn’t the answer? What if
Technological weapons attack our minds every day… and we welcome it. You don’t have to be a victim, though – learn to defend yourself in minutes. A thought that sometimes circles my mind: it is ridiculously easy to get a sample of someone’s DNA. You leave actual fingerprints everywhere but if you’re paranoid, or cold,
Recent experience: I caught a taxi from the airport to a pub. I was meeting mates for lunch and I was running late, so I splurged on the faster option. Although, since the alternative was to catch three buses, anything would have been faster. Anyway, the taxi driver and I got talking about meditation. He
You can have more freedom and independence, right now. Yes, you. I don’t know who you are. You could be trapped in a job you hate, a relationship you regret, even a prison. I’m not saying I can take those problems away. I am promising you to be free of them. Technology advances every day.
What has thinking ever done for you? It fills your head with worries and dread. You fixate on old arguments you should have won and future dramas you’ll never face. It doesn’t make you happy and thought alone never paid the bills. Thinking separates us form the animals. It also leaves us neurotic and exhausted.