Posts - Nick Hudis

There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye…

There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye… ​ There is more to mindfulness than meets the eye… or the ear, or the nose, or the skin!The term “Mindfulness” has become almost a cliche today and the idea of bringing ones attention to the present moment is often cited as a panacea for every emotional […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Tea ceremony and sex????

Tea ceremony and sex???? ​In an oriental tea ceremony, the one serving does so with full attention, engaging all their senses and all their care on the simplest of ordinary activities – making a cup of tea. The ones receiving are totally present in the moment in the same way.When you find such presence of […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Self-love in Action

Self love in Action ​ Brain Tracy, the multimillionaire life/business coach recommends standing in front of a mirror daily, repeating, “I love me”. Frankly, that makes me reach for the sick bag.True self-love is more nuanced and much of my work as a counselor/mentor/ therapist centres around cultivating self-love. The  Inner Union work Kalyani Ma Mukti […]

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  • January 18, 2020

The only thing that counts is releasing the arrow

The only thing that counts is releasing the arrow ​ This well known Zen saying has the obvious meanings of overcoming fear of failure and the importance of learning from mistakes.But there is a deeper meaning. Unless the arrow is released it will never reach the target. Releasing the arrow is what counts. Feeling into it, […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Sunrise at La Source

Sunrise at La Source “Hold the sadness and pain of samsara in your heart and at the same time the power and vision of the Great Eastern Sun. Then the warrior can make a proper cup of tea.” La Source, our home in thr Ardéche in France,  is so much a place of the Great […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Grandiosity and the Fall of Icarus

Grandiosity and the Fall of Icarus ​ I’d like to take a moment today to offer a word of advice for the year to come – advice that my inner mentor often needs to give me, and for which I am always grateful. The advice is simply this: Keep to the middle way, do not dramatize your life. Dramatize […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Sitting in the Fire of Relationship

Sitting in the Fire of Relationship ​On our recent New Year retreat, the subject of Tantra came up in conversation.It always does.  Kalyani and I have made a clear decision not to use the word “tantra” in our writing and publicity, but somehow, the subject always comes up.So, here is a story for you.It is […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Letting Go

Letting Go  “It’s time to let go”. “You’ve got to let go.” Letting go is one of the clichés of the new agey spirituality and holistic healing scene. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard people utter those words. But what does it really mean, to let go? How do you let go?Here […]

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  • January 18, 2020

Don’t take it personally

Don’t take it personallyHow to avoid the poison of resentment “If you go out seeking revenge, dig two graves” (Confucius) “Resentment is a cure that is worse than the disease.  It is a deadly poison to the spirit, making happiness impossible and using up tremendous energy…” (Maxwell Maltz) No, that’s not me!Revenge?  Resentment?  No, that’s not […]

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  • January 16, 2020

Hook and flail logo – Why?

Hook and Flail ​Logo – Why?I chose to base my new logo around the ancient Egyptian symbol of the hook and flail. Why? If you Google this symbol, you will learn that it is associated with the god Osiris and was adopted as the mark of the authority of the Pharaohs.  You will read that the hook […]

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  • January 16, 2020
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