Meditation is a Scart. Scart is a word I coined to refer to something that is a science and an art, hence ScArt. Meditation is a combination of science and art. A science, because it requires a systematic goal-orientated approach based on a solid understanding of the process. And an art because you only become good at it by practicing it. Having just an intellectual understanding of meditation will not get you very far. You can read every book about pianos and even know how to build one, but does that make you a maestro? Certainly not! An intellectual understanding of meditation is essential, but not enough to make you a good meditator. An intellectual understanding helps you to lay a disciplined framework in your mind upon which you can build a solid consistent practice. And it is the consistent practice that makes one successful in meditation. The practice is the art part of meditation.
In the years leading up to me becoming an ordained Hindu monk, I had so many people tell me how I should be living my life. They knew I was very spiritually inclined and in the year before becoming a monk, I made my intentions to be a monastic clear to people. It was fascinating…Read More
The last 18-months have been challenging to say the least. For many, as a result of this pandemic, so much of life has changed – from work, income, lifestyle and more. For some, it has been devastating with the loss of loved ones, side effects of the virus and other severe repercussions. No...Read More
I once observed a man walking a big Rottweiler dog on a sidewalk. As he passed along the fence of the front yard of a home, a small dog came running up from the front door of the home to the fence barking. This little furball threw its front paws on the chain-link fence that…Read More
Do you get affected by other people’s emotions? Do other people’s emotions impact how you feel? Many people surf the wave of other people’s emotions but emotional surfing is optional. The words that people say to you contain emotions. Sometimes they don’t contain much emotion at all and at...Read More