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All Spirit, No Fluff...

An honest enquiry into how to make sense of life, overcome adversity and make the most of being human

All Spirit, No Fluff...

An honest enquiry into how to make sense of life, overcome adversity and make the most of being human

Accepting You’re Not Who You Want To Be

I wonder how often the person we are is the person we aspire to be? Many of us strive to create a life and an expression of ourselves we can be proud of. But what if we can’t? And what if our sense of wellbeing is bound to the degree to which we are or aren’t that...

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Meditation and Me: Confessions from the Cushion

If you discount the countless times I used to get stoned, I was 26 years old when I took my first fully conscious inhalation and meditated for the first time. The stoner's path just wasn't an option for me. After being completely hooked I had finally given up a couple...

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Terrors of the Tea

It’s been a while since I last drank ayahuasca. The stinky stuff changed my life but I’m scared shitless of taking it again. And now, when I feel that I could really benefit once more, I just cannot bring myself to drink the wicked healing brew. Maybe I’m being a bit...

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All Spirit, No Fluff: Reclaiming Spirituality For Everyone

Ok it's about time somebody said it. There is way too much stupid, weird and wishy-washy language banded about in spiritual circles. So much in fact that I don't like to use the term 'spirituality' at all. Its useless to me. Wasted. Irrelevant. It's so easily...

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After All These Years We’re Still Broken

We cried in bitter anguish, we cried in utter bliss. We felt the devils anger, and the sweetness of a kiss. We meditated for so many years. Had therapists and many tears. We got drunk on beer and wine and whiskey and vodka and life. We got high, and we got low. We...

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Valentine’s Day Blog: Is it Too Risky to Fall in Love?

When falling in love, we long for each other when we are apart and gain immeasurable pleasure from being together. Ecstatic energy flows between two bodies rapt in love. We blithely bathe in oceans of lust. When falling in love we cannot get enough. For many people...

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Oh No, Not Another Ten Ways to Kickstart Your Meditation Practice!

1) Meditate first thing in the morning It's a simple truth for most people that meditating first thing in the morning is easier. You might be tempted to leave it for later in the day but meditating in the morning means you're working with a more rested and empty mind....

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The Science of Meditation for Friends who Think You’re a Hippie

EDIT: Ok yep, this post actually doesn't dive into the science at all, although it does summarise some scientific studies. I'm gonna revisit this again and get a bit more scientific-y another time. Meditation rocks. If you can actually be bothered to do it more days...

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Question Everything

When I was 16 I had an embarrassing experience that at once humiliated me and taught me an invaluable lesson. I was in my first ever sociology class at college and the lecturer had asked a simple question: 'How long can a man survive without food and water?' Without...

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