Practical Inner Peace

How To Be Creative

How To Be Creative

I never knew how to be creative.

For me, creativity was not something that I was fully aware of until my early twenties. Before then I have memories of thinking that there were two types of people: creatives and non-creatives. I thought I was non-creative, just good at learning and analysing and understanding, but not able to come up with any fresh ideas.

How To Get Motivation For Action

How To Get Motivation For Action

Question:

Hi Adam,

I have a small doubt that I need your help with. There is a conflict within me about working on my website. One part inside wants to progress with it. Another part balks at the workload and won't bend the mind to think of it. Since I have been reading your writings and meditating regularly, I have been "spectating this conflict" without taking sides, and without feeling as if these are "my voices" inside "my head"...

The Fallacy Of Thought - How To Transcend The Mind And Have More Energy

The Fallacy Of Thought - How To Transcend The Mind And Have More Energy

"We are hindered and kept down in so many ways by believing that our thoughts are a literal representation of our circumstances, people, ourselves and things around us. It is an illusion. I say "banana", and you know what I am talking about, but the word "banana" is not what the thing is. In the same way, your thoughts about your mother or father or brother or sister or friends or foes or work or tasks or schedule or past or future or anything at all, are not what these things really are. It is an illusion. Thought is practical for survival, it is excellent as a creative tool, but to respond to the world with thoughts, and then believe that these thoughts are the things around you, means you can be trapped in a dream that you always thinking is real..."

The Intelligent Life

The Intelligent Life

It is valuable to notice where your thoughts come from. If you notice where they come from, where they originate from, then they will become more creative. Being lost in mental noise can mean our minds become stagnant, repetitive, conditioned. Giving space to the noise and being aware of the source, aids renewed energy and creativity...

The Value Of Nothing

The Value Of Nothing

Sometimes you have to spend some time, really doing nothing. Not even meditating, or trying to meditate. Not doing anything. It does not even have to be for long. There is so much value in just closing off from the world temporarily to let your mind begin to sort itself out, or rather, to allow the intelligence of stillness to break through into the mind again...

Where Does Ambition Go With Presence?

Where Does Ambition Go With Presence?

A common question seems to be “If I am present, if I am PRESENCE, then what about progress in life, what about ambition, how do I lead a full life if I am already at peace, not wanting so many things any more?"

My response is this...

Can I Bring Acceptance Into A Job I Do Not Like?

Can I Bring Acceptance Into A Job I Do Not Like?

Hi Adam,

Love your books and online meditations. They have helped me accept the anxiety or "feeling" as I now call it as its easier to accept that way.

One question I have and I think I already know the answer is. I am in a job I dislike, the job itself is fine but it's a desk job and feels wrong to be sitting at a desk for 7 hours a day. I have tried to accept it but find it difficult. Is the next step to accept the resistance to the job?

Beware Of The Clone Life

Beware Of The Clone Life

“It’s a miserable day, isn’t it?” he said. I looked outside and it was raining. It was not miserable. He was miserable.

“Bloody rain,” he said. How are we gonna go out in this weather?”

We had planned to ride our bikes. The forecast had said it was sunny, and he always trusted the forecasts...

Doing Big Things Through Small Things

Doing Big Things Through Small Things

Be careful how easily your mind creates a picture of something, and makes it look daunting. It is only a picture in your head. It is not a real representation of anything. In life you can’t accomplish huge tasks at once, because accomplishing things on any kind of scale, always requires a series of small actions. There are not many “Big” actions. There is just this one, right now...