Living and Giving

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Andy Puddicomme wants us all to have a little more space in our heads.

Space to appreciate; to know all is well. To savor the moment, in its beauty and presence. To stop striving and instead be. Let\’s be grateful for what he teaches us about meditation, which connects us to a deeper force of how nature works, according to a natural law. It\’s a law of unfoldment for good.

If you are striving for something today, let\’s instead know we are filled right now with a complete sense of goodness. We have so much, whether through work and the ability to work, kind friends, a sunny sky, refreshing rain, or the ability to smile and make someone else feel uplifted. Any goal we have has to come from this sense that we already have good in our lives. We just do. We have to recognize it and stop focusing on the lack and \”the next\” goal and \”the next\”… if we focus on the good and then base our goals on building off of this good, life carries us forward in the way that was right not just for us, but also for everyone.

I love that you are striving to understand just as I am.


From Andy Puddicome, founder of HeadSpace:

\”….that’s where meditation comes in. It is not that meditation causes the change to take place, but rather it creates the conditions for change to take place. It reminds us of that fundamental essence, which is innocent, vulnerable, gentle, kind, content, fulfilled, untouched, uncomplicated and free from habit. This is what it means to rest in the present moment, watching as the body and mind naturally unwind, allowing change to happen effortlessly. I like to think of that essence as the blue sky, always present, always clear. Sure, there might be some cloudy days, but if we sit in the metaphorical deckchair for a short time, day after day, we see the clouds begin to disperse, the habits disappear…and we are left instead with the beauty and wonder of the blue sky.\”

Bio from Headspace\’s site:

Setting off to become a monk at the age of 22, Andy\’s meditation training took him all over the world, culminating with full ordination at a Tibetan Monastery in the Himalayas.  Ten years later, Andy returned to the UK with the singular wish to demystify meditation, to make it accessible, relevant and beneficial to as many people as possible.

When Andy finished his time as a monk, he did what all ex-monks do…he went back to university and did a degree in Circus Arts! Although these days he seems more interested in surfing and snowboarding than acrobatics!