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Martial Arts and Mindfulness – My Introduction to Meditation
2 years ago

Martial Arts and Mindfulness – My Introduction to Meditation

How did I reach the point in my life where daily meditation and extended silent retreats feel as essential as eating and drinking?
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12 New Habits for 2016
2 years ago

12 New Habits for 2016

At the start of every year I sit down and think about the next 12 months. What’s important to me? What are my priorities? How do I achieve, grow, and …
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Successes, Failures and Lessons from 2015 – My Year in Review
2 years ago

Successes, Failures and Lessons from 2015 – My Year in Review

This is my 2015 annual review – a way of identifying and recording lessons from the last 12 months by checking out what went well, and what didn’t. I highly …
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What’s The Point?
2 years ago

What’s The Point?

To understand the point of anything in our lives (including this blog) we must find some way of understanding the point of everything. That’s difficult when the universe appears to have no deeper meaning, and our lives no special purpose.
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Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning
2 years ago

Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning

When I was about 20 and writing about my early explorations of the world and my ideas about life – earnest, ill informed, occasionally interesting but protected from any serious …
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The First Time I Lived in a Van
2 years ago

The First Time I Lived in a Van

There was a story in the Guardian this week about a physics student from Canada who lived in a tent while studying for a Masters at Manchester University. He pitched …
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My Awesome Standing Desk Ikea Hack
2 years ago

My Awesome Standing Desk Ikea Hack

WHY YOU NEED TO GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DANCE! (OR, ER, STAND, AT LEAST)

We seem to be raising a lot of idiots these days, and since the idea …
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Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues
2 years ago

Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues

From a remote mountaintop in Borneo to the UK general election – I confront my need to fight for change in the face of forces we can’t control
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The Unexamined Blog Is Not Worth Writing
2 years ago

The Unexamined Blog Is Not Worth Writing

Although it is true this little blog is pretty much unexamined by other people, I’m not about to stop writing Soulchaser simply because it has a small readership. Even if nobody …
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Talk to the Buddha Some More – My 2015 Annual Plan
3 years ago

Talk to the Buddha Some More – My 2015 Annual Plan

My Annual Plan is designed to help me stay true to my values, and move towards my goals.

The plan itself acts as a roadmap for the year ahead, helping …
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