An Extract from my blog, Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living. Image: Lerkrat Tangsri The work of Paul Gilbert. We have evolved a 'new brain' which gives us the unique ability to reflect on our own mortality and consciousness; to be mindful. Spiritually speaking, for thousands of years it has been … Continue reading The Compassionate Mind.
An Extract from my blog, Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living. Image: Alex powell A journey without Mindfulness is a journey rife with danger, rush-rush irritability and impatience. Mindfulness even has the power to bring calm onto the battlefields of modern life - known otherwise as our roads. The most significant … Continue reading Mindful Driving
An Extract from my blog, Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living. Image: Gelgas From the ashes of judgement sprouts the flower of forgiveness. Forgiveness is far more than the three words, 'I forgive you.' We cannot simply talk, or think our way to forgiveness, no matter how hard we try, or … Continue reading Dissolving Judgement & Finding Forgiveness.
An Extract from my blog, Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living. Image: Maria Tyutina When making tea, we value each and every part of the process, the weight and temperature of the cup - every sound, smell and texture along the way. The most effective way of lifting the veil of … Continue reading Mindfulness Techniques: Sensory Awareness.
An Extract from my blog, Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living. Image: Daisa TJ The Conditioned Mind: Living Beneath the Veil. If we could only remove our veil, we would see an unfiltered version of reality. Generally speaking, we humans, despite sharing many common attributes, each have our own unique 'version' … Continue reading The Conditioned Mind: Living Beneath the Veil.
By John Kerry-Williams Image Design: John Kerry-Williams 2020 Preface I wrote the vast majority of this blog prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but decided to put it on hold with a view to writing a new piece centred on coping with life during the current crisis. It then occurred to me that I didn’t need to … Continue reading Mindfulness in the Real World: The Art of Mindful Living.
Self Portrait (Still Life?) 2017 John Kerry-WilliamsMixed Media: Oil Pastel, collage and inks. I thought it was about time I shed some light on what has driven me to begin writing these blogs. Here I speak candidly about my struggles with poor mental health, and how an unexpected journey into spirituality helped me overcome my … Continue reading This Time It’s Personal
Original Artwork: John Kerry-Williams In my last blog You Are Not Your Mind I touched upon the impact of capitalism and our subservient relationship with it. In this blog I want to reiterate the cruciality of re-shaping our consciousness in order to see through the sly and seductive capitalist structures, and strive for a more … Continue reading On Capitalism: We don’t have to bite the hand that feeds us, but it is possible to eat elsewhere.
Image design: John Kerry-Williams Imagine the world if every human could see through the veil of their mind and honour who they really are beyond name and form. Imagine a world with an abundance of love, forgiveness and compassion; a world that sees humanity reconnected with its primary spiritual purpose of being, and the … Continue reading You Are Not Your Mind.
Image design: John Kerry-Williams "You are much closer to spirituality than you think". It would take me many years before I would begin to 'awaken', spiritually speaking. In a future post, I may touch more upon my personal spiritual journey. I certainly don't claim to be an enlightened being - far from it. As an … Continue reading On Spirituality…