A sanctuary for the weary and confused soul...a whisper of mindful words...to soothe, restore and reconnect us with the present moment.

Georgi Bond

The bigger your awakening bliss… the harder you will fall

A person can struggle to fully awaken, if they’ve already had one or more smaller awakenings. Because they lock-on to that past experience – seeing it as a reference point, a goal, something to achieve, ‘get back again’ and maintain. But this only takes them further from their perceived ‘goal’ of awakening. Big awakening shifts […]

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The only way out of suffering, is into it

To be human, is to suffer, or so it seems. Life hurts us, life disappoints us, life takes things away from us. So we grasp and cling onto happiness, but our suffering is a constant looming threat, never far away. We push away what triggers our suffering, and grab onto things which alleviate our suffering, […]

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What do your feelings say about you?

How do you feel about yourself? Do you sometimes feel attractive, smart, excited, happy, witty, peaceful? Do you sometimes feel ugly, stupid, depressed, boring, angry, jealous? How do your feelings define you? Are you an attractive or ugly person? Are you a smart or stupid person? Are you a happy or depressed person? Are you […]

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Is spiritual awakening an altered state of consciousness?

The answer to this question turns it right upside down. Because all other states of consciousness are ‘altered’, whilst our awakened state is our natural state, and everything else arises out of this. Many of us have experienced altered states during our spiritual journey – extended periods of absolute bliss, peace, oneness and an unconditional […]

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Why we can never ‘have’ awareness

It’s impossible to understand or grasp awareness with the mind, because the mind arises within the awareness that we are. And the mind can only understand things that arise within it. So, we cannot ‘think’ what we are, because what we are exists before thought, before emotion, before the physical form. It is the space […]

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Be this moment

I look out from the stillness, and see people running all around. They run through their stressful busy lives, endlessly seeking, chasing, grasping, wanting… looking for love, fulfilment, wholeness, and an end to their suffering. They are all on a path to somewhere. Some barely shuffle along their paths, almost overwhelmed by their crippling emotional […]

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How to see through the time-travelling ego

If I say, ‘time doesn’t really exist,’ you might think I’ve gone mad. After all, it’s very obvious that time exists. We all believe in past, present and future. We have clocks to mark the unstoppable passage of time. We watch the seasons change, watch our children grow, watch each new year arrive in a […]

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Quietening the Ego

Ego causes us so much suffering and exhaustion. And yet, it is nothing more than a repeated pattern of circular habitual thinking, which we use to fixate our beliefs, perceptions and image of ourselves. Even more simply described, ego is resistance… whenever we feel resistance – that’s ego in action. Whenever we feel suffering – […]

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The cause of all suffering

If we take any difficult situation in our lives, and ask ourselves why that situation is making us suffer, we come down to one fundamental truth – our suffering is caused by our resistance to what is happening – to other people’s behaviour, to events and situations, to what we have lost or lack, to […]

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How to end relationship conflict

In romantic relationships, we often face conflict, disappointment, boredom and heartbreak. Our conditioned reaction to all this suffering is to resist and escape it. And we assume that our partner is guilty of inflicting this suffering onto us – after all, they behaved in a way which caused us pain. Their words and actions can […]

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The true meaning of ‘soul mate’

Our romantic partner is our biggest teacher, and profound tool for awakening. Because, romantic relationships are usually based on conditional love, where two egos come together, sometimes in harmony, but often in a battle for power and control, which leads to inevitable conflict, disappointment and disillusionment. We expect our partner to make us feel happy, […]

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Everything is ok…

Just for a moment, this moment, now… is it possible to imagine, that everything is deeply ok? Because, everything is ok… everything that happens – every thought, every emotion, every word, every action… by everyone and everything, everywhere, always. Why? Everything that arises is ok, because it has already been accepted to arise, now, in […]

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