Sit in inner stillness.

“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi   Isn’t that so true!  Certainly where meditation is concerned, when we still the breath through the practice of pranyama, the body and mind gradually become still.  We find ourselves no longer enslaved to all the bodily sensations but can start to focus within.  This turning inwards[…]

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More on patience!

Patience in action this week 😏: my husband sieving 4 tonnes of topsoil over 3 evenings before filling our newly created flower beds; me walking very very slowly with my elderly dog, Jet, who struggles and drags her back leg, but is still keen to get out for short walks to catch up with all the doggie news (who’s been[…]

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Is patience really such a virtue?

Patience, from the Latin patientia, a derivative of pati, to suffer or endure. The trouble with patience: Patience is our ability and willingness to endure misfortune and adversity.  Patience is certainly a virtue to my mind, conjuring as it does such synonyms as:  humility, submission, endurance, calmness, composure, self-restraint and equanimity.  And yet, some of these definitions may at first[…]

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