Meditation

Continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep 2. (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects) I never knew anyone who did meditation until a few years ago when I started travelling. I met a man who was later to become a close friend of mine who was a buddhist. He meditated every day, and told me this was the one way to find yourself, and reach enlightenment. He had tibetan singing bowls, a small...

Stress

(psychology) A state of mental or emotional strain or suspense 2. (physics) Force that produces strain on a physical body 3. Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension The one thing we will all probably agree on is that life is stressful. We have all suffered from stress at one time or another, and some of us are stressed all the time. But why should we be so stressed And anyway, what is stress As we begin our discussion, let's take a moment to consider how we are feeling right now. Do...

Nature

The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc. Have you ever been for a walk along a rugged coastline, or a walk through woodland forests or mountains With no music players to distract you, or people constantly talking If you have, you may know what I mean when I describe the feeling as being in one's natural state. If you haven't, let me delve a little deeper. If I could explain it, I would say I felt connected to the earth whilst out in nature. Lots of you...

Litter

Rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places) If I don't drop litter someone won't have a job iused to, do you I used to empty my ashtray under my car when I stopped at a service station on the motorway, or I'd leave fast food wrappers under the car, because I couldn't be bothered going to the bin and of course, I always threw my cigarette butts out of the window. I have no idea why I did these things. I wasn't deliberately setting out to make a mess or to cause someone...

Supermarkets

A large self-service grocery store selling groceries and dairy products and household goods Everyone's giving supermarkets such a bad rap these days, aren't they I think they're a great invention. I don't know if you remember the days when you had to go around different local stores just trying to find the goods you needed If you come from a developing country you may not have supermarkets yet, but hang on in there because they'll be on their way soon. We used to have to go to the chemists to...