What is Meditation?

Meditation is not simply a process of reflection or contemplation, nor is it mere daydreaming or relaxation. Meditation is a technique or practice that involves training your attention and mental awareness and bringing your mental focus under control.

Meditation is not simply a process of reflection or contemplation, nor is it mere daydreaming or relaxation. Meditation is a technique or practice that involves training your attention and mental awareness and bringing your mental focus under control.

Meditation isn’t easy. It takes time, energy and effort, concentration, determination and discipline. To be a successful meditator you will need these personal qualities but the results you will experience in your everyday life will be worthwhile and this is why so many people persevere. Although it is easier to just sit back and watch television, this will not allow you to get rid of the feelings of unease and unrest experienced by so many people in today’s rushed societies. These feelings may go away for periods of time but unless they are dealt with they will always come back. Continue reading “What is Meditation?”

How to Find Your True Greatness

Have you ever wondered how the greatest people in history became that way? Are you interested in learning this so that you too can achieve your full potential and become a source of inspiration to everyone around you? If so, then you are well on your way to living a better life for yourself and tapping into your own greatness. This is because you’ve taken a proactive step in the right direction when it comes to connecting with your true greatness. Good for you. However, it’s also important that you get the correct information about how to achieve your true greatness so that you can follow the right path to get there…

Have you ever wondered how the greatest people in history became that way? Are you interested in learning this so that you too can achieve your full potential and become a source of inspiration to everyone around you? If so, then you are well on your way to living a better life for yourself and tapping into your own greatness. This is because you’ve taken a proactive step in the right direction when it comes to connecting with your true greatness. Good for you. However, it’s also important that you get the correct information about how to achieve your true greatness so that you can follow the right path to get there…

What is Greatness? Continue reading “How to Find Your True Greatness”

Transition Town philosophy in Donvale

They are known as radical homemakers – suburban warriors empowering themselves with long undervalued skills in a fight against consumerism.

Domestic blitz

ANNABEL ROSS

May 2, 2010

Keeping the home fires burning: Sam McGrath with some of the  home-grown produce she uses to feed her family or barter for other  things they need.
Keeping the home fires burning: Sam McGrath with some of the home-grown produce she uses to feed her family or barter for other things they need. Photo: Craig Sillitoe

They are known as radical homemakers – suburban warriors empowering themselves with long undervalued skills in a fight against consumerism.

SAM McGrath’s rented Donvale property buzzes with agricultural activity. Jap pumpkins spring from a vine trailing the front verandah. The concreted backyard is bordered with every kind of fruit tree from loquats to peaches, and at the rear a huge shed houses four chickens and two ducks. Two big wooden boxes in the centre of the yard act as compost bins, and vegetables and herbs grow in abundance. Continue reading “Transition Town philosophy in Donvale”