Category Archives: Meditation

The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd was a Scottish writer and hill-walker, who described her experience of the Cairngorms as a kind of meditative participation in the landscape. Last night I watched a beautiful and moving BBC TV documentary about her, and one of … Continue reading

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The Music of What Happens

In the Tales of the Boyhood of Fionn¹, there is an interesting debate among Fionn and his friends as to what was the finest music in the world: “Tell us that,” said Fionn turning to Oisi’n [pronounced Usheen] “The cuckoo calling … Continue reading

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Time to Listen

“The god does not speak to those who have no time to listen.” I came across these words in a novel about Merlin many years ago, and they have stayed with me ever since. For me, being ready to listen to … Continue reading

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Autumn Meditation

This year I am doing a meditation every day between samhain and the winter solstice. People use the word meditation to mean different things, but I’m using it to mean a method for quieting the mind and getting in touch … Continue reading

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Meditation

I’m thinking about meditation today. For a large part of my life I practiced daily meditation, and although I am not a regular meditator at the moment, I do believe that it is an important part of any spiritual life. … Continue reading

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