Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.

It is very easy to hand our power ... and our happiness ... to someone else, especially to people who, through their selfishness and narcissism, manipulate and control with impunity to feed their ego. They often play a seductive game ... a game we cannot win!

Vernon Sankey
31st July 2020

‘Happiness is not in another place but this place … Not for another hour but this hour …’

Happiness is spontaneous and an emanation of love. It cannot be ‘thought’, ‘planned’ or ‘achieved’.

Vernon Sankey
29th July 2020

If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give up everything. – Leo Tzu

These words, from verse 22 of the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu, appear, at first sight, to be meaningless, even contradictory. Yet they are profound and the key to inner peace.

Vernon Sankey
27th July 2020

There are some things you can only learn in a storm.

Sometimes it takes a shock, an accident, a crisis, a disaster, a storm to enable us to see the truth about ourselves and life. Call it a wake-up call, an epiphany, an awakening. It is also a wonderful and unique opportunity to take stock.

Vernon Sankey
26th July 2020

Led by silence, I reach a place without me. ‘Explanation’

When we rediscover, in silence, our inner place of peace, we begin to understand who we truly are and our relationship with others and the universe. In this dual world, we become observers and witnesses of our ego and start to let go.

Vernon Sankey
25th July 2020

Led by silence, I reach a place without me.

The meaning of these words is not as obvious as might at first appear. There are several layers of thought, in true Zen style.

Vernon Sankey
24th July 2020

The ego is a fickle bird …

The ego is a fickle bird, it complains when things change, and it complains when they don't.

Vernon Sankey
24th July 2020


Carl Jung introduced the idea of ‘synchronicity’ - the way by which internal and external realities are linked.

Vernon Sankey
23rd July 2020

Each new moment, is a place you’ve never been.

‘There is no such thing as an ordinary moment’ ...

Vernon Sankey
22nd July 2020

‘Awakening’ and ‘Enlightenment’ are not weird concepts …

‘Smiling is the language of angels. Laughter is the music of happiness. Kindness is the touch of the divine. Love is the essence of the soul.’

Vernon Sankey
21st July 2020

‘mal du siecle’ (a collective feeling of unhappiness!)

There are many reasons for all these problems ...

Vernon Sankey
20th July 2020

Nature is pure, simple and uncomplicated.

We are all connected in nature and wonder, ‘in rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law’ - (Einstein)

Vernon Sankey
18th July 2020

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