Getting Out of Your Echo Chamber

Getting Out of Your Echo Chamber

Today I’m going to talk about the notion of the echo chamber. Wikipedia defines the echo chamber as 'a situation in which beliefs are amplified or reinforced by communication and repetition inside a closed system and [which] insulates them from rebuttal.' In essence,...

When Doing is not Enough: When You Need to Know

When Doing is not Enough: When You Need to Know

It wasn’t what I needed to do. It was what I needed to know. I've always done what I was advised to, or what I understood I should do to get the results I needed. Do this, get that. Do this, fix that. Do this, improve that. The usual kind of thing. Sometimes, doing is...

What is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

Meditation is a state of being where you are not identified with your mind or your body, not reacting to feelings or situations or ideas; where you are simply being. A watcher, a witness to whatever is moving within you, around and about you, in that moment. You are...

7 Steps to escape ‘Overwhelm’

7 Steps to escape ‘Overwhelm’

You know the feeling. There’s too much to do, a backlog is building up, there’s not enough time or space, yet you press on, hoping that one more push, a few more hours - today, tonight, over the weekend - will do the trick. And this time it doesn't. Added to the mix...

The Gift of Spaciousness

The Gift of Spaciousness

It was a hot and humid day and the shoes were getting a bit tight. The tightness came and went, forgotten in the moments where concentration was required. Slight adjustments seemed to work for a while, then the tightness returned more intensely. By late afternoon, my...