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Jeff Foster Interview on Depression and Non-duality

June 17, 2018, Author: Nic

A transcription of an interview by Nic Higham with spiritual teacher Jeff Foster Part 1: The Deeper Truth of Depression   Nic Higham: According to Mental Health Foundation, one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. Depression affects one in 10 people and as it stands, […]

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Moving Beyond the Anxiety of Avoidance

May 29, 2018, Author: Nic

Fear definition: a sense of agitated restlessness and stress resulting from the existence or possibility of harm. Everyone has fears – it’s how our bodies protect themselves from harm. But fear and anxiety also restricts us because not everything we’re afraid of is really harmful. Do you ever plan to do something but end up […]

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How to Overcome Loneliness

May 25, 2018, Author: Nic

When you feel lonely don’t fight loneliness – inquire into the roots of dualistic isolation  “Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.” – Dogen Zenji   Like many people, you might think of loneliness as a negative experience, brought on by a lack of connection with others. You may also have a sense that loneliness mostly has […]

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When we leave our thinking alone we create space

May 20, 2018, Author: Nic

“When we leave our thinking alone we create space in our minds to see something new about life. We can start to see that our thinking is operated by something bigger than us, something that’s universal because we all work the same way. The same energy that takes care of our breathing also takes care […]

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Peace of mind is the default setting

May 20, 2018, Author: Nic

“Peace of mind is the default setting for everyone, all the time, no exceptions. We’ll all experience wind storms from time to time. They can look like worried, anxious, fearful, panicked, fast, or busy thinking. We’ll all have rain storms in our minds, manifesting as low moods, depressed thinking, insecurities, grief, loss, disappointment and failure. […]

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We conclude from analyzing some anxious thoughts that we must be an anxious person

May 20, 2018, Author: Nic

“We conclude from analyzing some anxious thoughts that we must be an anxious person. We miss all the times we’re not anxious. We miss all the times that our minds are clear with a natural relaxed flow.” – Shannon Cooper

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Japanese Foil Ball Challenge

April 21, 2018, Author: Nic

The world beats and polishes us into a shape like a Japanese foil ball obscuring our true nature. While we sometimes convince ourselves that we want to be a dense shiny ball, deep down we want to unfold. We deny our deeper desire and our outer shell hardens through feeling vulnerable. In countless way we […]

Meditation, Nisarga Yoga, Blog

Yoga Is To Become One Again With Our True Self

April 13, 2018, Author: Nic

“Gunas are forces that weave together to form a strong rope that binds the Self (Atma, soul) to one’s worldly body and thus to life, death, and rebirth. The objective of life is to reshape one’s character upward in pursuit of a higher ideal — changing from indolence or inertia (tamas) into passionate effort (rajas), […]

Nisarga Yoga, Non-dual therapy, Blog

NISARGA YOGA

April 13, 2018, Author: Nic

  The following quotes are attributed to Advaita (non-duality) teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj, the founder of Nisarga Yoga (Natural Unity), who has a strong influence on my own life and my counselling practice:    “The mind, by its very nature, divides and opposes. Can there be some other mind, which unites and harmonises, which sees the […]

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You make it all up as you go along

March 2, 2018, Author: Nic

You make it all up as you go along Like singing the words without knowing the song Like taking a journey by following your feet Like playing an instrument with no music sheet Like reciting a poem but not knowing the rhyme Like looking for the Now without the ticking of time Like dancing spontaneously […]