The Wisdom Blog

A beginners guide to meditation, mindfulness and being just that little bit happier

Oct 4, 2021

It Became Personal With Me

You can use anger to motivate yourself - but maybe you shouldn't. In The Last Dance - the documentary about Michael Jordan and his world-beating bulls team, the phrase "It became personal with

Sep 27, 2021

Too Much Free Time is as bad as Too Little

Nearly everyone reading this has dreamed of packing it all in and lying on a beach all day at some point. Well, the American Psychological Association has some news for you... Researchers examined

Sep 20, 2021

Ichigo Ichie

The Japanese term Ichigo Ichie represents the idea that in each moment, everything we experience is unique, and will never be repeated in the same way again. If we let it slip away

Sep 13, 2021

Write Down how you Feel

Meditation is turning off society and listening to yourself. It only “works” when done for its own sake. Hiking is walking meditation. Journaling is writing meditation. Praying is gratitude meditation. Showering is accidental

Aug 30, 2021

Micro Moments

Choose two or three chores or actions you do every day. Things like brushing your teeth, washing your hands, eating, walking, cleaning the house, ironing or washing the dishes. Once you have chosen

Aug 23, 2021

Life is Like a Cup of Coffee

This is a quick, simple story that I came across, which really helps to remind you about what really to prioritise in your life. Stories like these are a great reminder of why

Aug 18, 2021

Gratitude Meditation

The human mind often tends towards dissatisfaction. This is especially true in the world we live in today. Ryounsoke Koike described this tendency beautifully when he said: 'The problem here is that the

Aug 9, 2021

Notice the Mind

The purpose of this exercise is to get a sense of what's going on in your mind. It's similar to some of the open awareness meditations I have written about in the past