This is how it began. Every Tuesday morning, I travel to the delightful Sussex village of Ditchling for yoga class; I’m the only man among thirty delightful Ditchling ladies. At the end of class, another delightful group of Ditchling ladies takes over the space for a choir rehearsal. As part of this activity they make
Reasons to be cheerful, Part 1: we’re still alive
Findhorn Press’s newsletter carries a feature by Gerry on the value and importance of living in the present moment, and some pointers about how to go about it: http://www.findhornpress.com/pages/living-in-the-present-moment-pv-c0-603.html
I am the world’s greatest linguistic pedant. That’s why I do appreciate this wonderful cartoon by Horacek: For examples of my own linguistic pedantry, see the following links: annoying things people say Heavy Negative Trips Your Parents Laid on You
Do you remember when New-Agey stuff was all the rage? I remember it all right. I had the time of my life – but it was weird. I happened to be in California during those times – an excellent karmic choice, as it turned out; wild and wacky and wonderful. I was on a big
THE BETWIXT AND BETWEEN: a Celtic glimpse ”This is a time that is not a time In a place that is not a place On a day that is not a day, Between the worlds, and beyond….” Why is the Celtic festivals of Beltane (April 30th) and Samhain or Hallowe’en (Oct 31st) traditionally associated with spirits
The Ballad of Connaught Avenue In Shoreham town there is a road It’s great to be a member of Where friendship dwells in each abode In Connaught Ave there’s so much love This lockdown thing has brought much grief And things there are no stockpiles of But human contact brings relief For Connaught Ave has
Check out this very funny little film about how differently women and men communicate:
Gerry runs a workshop for Hatchery Writers in Brighton. In this practical session explains how humour works and how to be funny. Then he sets the writers exercises to do. Finally, we hear some of the results they produced in the course of the two hour session….
Learning from stand-up comedy: lessons for life Most people think that professional stand-up comedians are depressed or jaded individuals who use dysfunctionality to drive their art. My view is otherwise – but either way, I believe that we can learn a great deal about how to deal with life from observing their methods. Let’s look
I’d like to tell you a story about my friend Jemima Postlethwaite – a story of house purchase, feng shui and amazing miracles. I swear, every word is totally incredibly true.
Okay, here’s why it all goes wrong…. Society offers us a fairy-tale mythology about romantic relationship, and most of us buy into it. It’s surprising how deeply rooted yet this mythology can be in many of us – even though we might not admit it. Here are the basic points:
The powerful transformative principles of Buddhism, for life, work, happiness, fulfilment and success “Do not pursue the past; Do not idly hold out hopes for the future. The past is already discarded And the future has not yet arrived. Thoroughly discern the nature of the present, in the midst of reality. Simply set your heart
Gerry Thompson humorously explores the unhelpful negative affirmations that parents may have unwittingly implanted in your mind as a child
Here’s a fun slide show of car recovery gone terribly wrong… Irish Car Recovery
This is the start of a series of investigative articles about getting your life to work better in a wide-ranging and holistic way.
with grateful acknowledgement to Whyatt
Astral Sex – Zen Teabags, an illustrated New Age spoofapedia comes out in Europe in March and in US in June, so here to celebrate are a few of my favourite bits. It’s a tongue-in-cheek dictionary of all things new-agey – designed to amuse, whether you love it or whether you hate it. Comments welcome……