Sunday, 27 July 2014

Singapore's SkyPark Pool

Singapore's SkyPark pool

You're on the edge of world, one step to far and you could be in danger. You're on the edge of the world, safe secure and protected. One can only truly appreciate this view with alert stillness.

Friday, 25 July 2014

How Precious Is A Silent Mind?

A silent mind brings peace, stillness and contentment. Start to meditate regularly and become familiar with being still -- physically & mentally. It's virtually impossible to have no thoughts in the mind. Instead try to develop and cultivate thoughts that are similar to inner peace -- love, affection, generosity and gratitude -- try to stop distraction from taking over through the power of your determination.

Make the determination today to sit still each day and still the mind through meditation -- through focusing the mind and preventing distraction.

Two meditations that will help you:
- 5 mins
- 30 mins

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Silent Meals In Brooklyn

Eat Greenpoint

Eat, a restaurant in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, serves a capacity crowd of 17 people a four-course dinner (plus palette cleansers) of organic locavore fare in 90 minutes of total silence on the first Sunday night of every month.
Nicholas Nauman, Eat’s young managing chef and events planner, said he was inspired to host the meals by silent breakfasts he enjoyed at a monastery in the Indian Buddhist pilgrimage city of Bodh Gaya.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Comfortable With Silence

Family preparing a meal together in silence
Family preparing a meal together in silence
I really appreciate silence, and I look for friends and companions who are comfortable with silence. Those people with whom you can sit at a table and have a delicious meal and not feel uncomfortable when none of you has anything to say. I love people who can communicate with one another not just with words but also with silence: couples, siblings, parents, children.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Model, Kate Moss

Young Kate Moss
Young Kate Moss
Models, through their photos, display an alert stillness. They say a picture tells a thousand stories, and when I look at a beautifully taken image of a professional model I can see a million. There's something captivating about Kate Moss' eyes and face. It doesn't move, it doesn't really age, it's timeless. 

Kate Moss, poses for a photo

Her pose is so pure and innocent, so still and alert. If I was to train a young woman on how to model I'd show her pictures of Kate Moss and without saying any words I think she would understand the essence of modelling.

Kate Moss, Icon

Kate is effortless, serene, and graceful. She has that x-factor that makes a beautiful girl more than just a pretty face but makes her a model. Her eyes stare off into the distance; no thoughts, no disturbances, just a peaceful alertness.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Wisdom of Silence

Quiet morning

I read a very inspiring post on The Purpose Fairy website titled, The Wisdom of Silence: Learning to Talk Less and Say More. This website is about silence, more specifically the beauty and power that arises from alert stillness. I think the post will be a good read for all trying to get to grips with the vision of what I want people to get from this website and from the silence. Enjoy reading it, here.