It's that time in the cycle again - the "sorry I've not been posting much of late" post. Yes, yes, I've been doing other stuff but no excuse really - I shall try and get some more beautifully arranged pixels beamed at your eyeballs by the end of the week at the latest; in the meantime, can I suggest that you have a read of Oliver Burkeman's book The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking? The chapter on meditation is especially strong and, whilst I've not finished it yet, already there is plenty of philosophical food for thought. In the spirit of which, here's a space to contemplate - when you get fidgety and your mind wanders and the blankness won't come, go back to your breathing and try, again, to empty your mind:
OK, well, I'm about the press "Publish" - hopefully the space above will stay blank and restful; if not, breeeaatthhhhe.