Go beyond your limits!
How catharsis can improve your relationships
If one of our hunter gatherer ancestors, would compete to the next Olympics, it would probably snatch some medals in various disciplines and without any formal training. According to scientists and anthropologists, our predecessors were formidable athletes compared to the average modern person. The truth is: our modern technological progress made us weaker. Yes, we live a much more comfortable life but we are paying a high price for it.
Meditation is not what you think it is
Relationships are one of the most complex phenomena in life. The great German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, described the human condition using the “hedgehog's dilemma”: a group of hedgehogs all seek to become close to one another in order to share heat during cold weather. They must remain apart, however, as they cannot avoid hurting one another with their sharp spines.
The Scandinavian Revolution
Meditation is attracting lots of attention in the western world, like never before. And the western approach to what used to be an exclusively eastern affair, is scientific. Meditation is under rigorous scrutiny: scientists search for objective data, measurements and demonstrable facts.
Meditation: the biochemical flaw
I have always deeply admired Scandinavian countries, and last year I chose Norway as the place where to celebrate my 10th love anniversary. On the back of that (wonderful) trip, I won a free holiday almost by accident, just by sending a picture to the agency that organised our holiday.
How much digitally dependent are you?
What used to be a subject strictly reserved to sages and mystics of the East, has now become a favourite media headline. With the growth in popularity of meditation, it is inevitable that people with little or no experience of it, suddenly become experts dispensing advices and recommendations.
Visiting the first Buddhist centre in the West
Smartphones are wonderful but they can be very deceitful. Whilst they appear to be your best ally, they can have serious detrimental effects on your minds and general well-being.
Meeting the Iceman
I have always been fascinated by Tibet. Osho said that every spiritual seeker has been a Tibetan in at least one past life. And Osho himself in his previous incarnation was a Tibetan Master, whose body is preserved in Tibet.
What is Tantra?
Let me tell you this – I hate cold water! And here I am plunging into the ice tab with 500 people during the workshop in London with the famous Iceman.
Meditation: the new consumer product
Tantra has attracted lots of attention in recent years well beyond the spiritually oriented people, predominantly for its association with sex. But is Tantra all about sex?
Your mind can lie, not your body!
Meditation has officially become a consumer product. And what a product! It promises to bring you wealth, health and success. Meditation improves your productivity at work, creates financial abundance, reverses the ageing process and ....
Can neuroscience understand meditation?
Humans are the most expressive animals on planet earth and body language is our universal language, our cross-cultural lingua franca. Unfortunately, we pay very little attention to it.
Wolf tracking and meditation in the forest
Research in neuroscience has grown exponentially in the last decade, making it one of the most important scientific disciplines. Why is that?
How to change your subconscious beliefs
Living in the forest, hauling sinisterly in the middle of the night, being a ferocious and formidable predator which gives prays slim chances of survival, no wonder why wolves have gained a “bad reputation”.
How to practise gratitude
Humans are considered to be rational beings, but is that really so? Looking at people’s behaviour, strong doubts creep in. It is true that biologically we possess the largest brain in relation to body size than any other brain. However, no animal is capable of such violence, cruelty, and use of destructive forces like humans. Why is that?
How to find the meaning of life
Normally people need a special occasion to celebrate.... In our modern world, we lost the ability to just celebrate and be happy for no reason at all. How sad that is!
Why biofeedback devices cannot shortcut meditation
Since my very first encounter at school, I was fascinated by philosophy, which then resulted in me completing a MA in Philosophy.... as a young man, I did not know if my depression led me to read those authors or vice-versa if my intellectual interests triggered my depression.
Live Life Dynamically!
Neurons in the brain communicate with each other via electric impulses which fluctuate rhythmically. Using EEG technology (electroencephalogram), it is possible to monitor these patterns, called brain waves.
How to beat insomnia and relax like a cat
Life is movement and movement is dynamic. Existence is in perpetual motion: from our internal processes within the body to the earth, all is in a constant dynamic state. I love Osho Dynamic Meditation, because it epitomises the search of stillness amidst action.
The phenomenon of sleeping is fascinating. We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping in an unconscious state. What happens during sleep? Where do we go? Why do we need to sleep every day?