The List

What follows is a list of the most important and most helpful pieces from this blog. The list makes it easy for you to understand at a glance what is necessary in this work. It takes you through the process of self-development and self-realisation – from awareness, observation and reflection… and back to awareness – offering you guidance on what to expect along the way and what you can do to help yourself.

There is a structure to the list, but you can begin by clicking on the titles which draw your curiosity. (The page numbers in brackets refer to my book.)

  1. Awareness Is The Key (p.12)
  2. It Begins With Awareness
  3. The ‘How’ Is Unimportant (p.17)
  4. Survival & Growth (p.30)
  5. Childish Learning
  6. Read The Instructions
  7. Write Stuff Down (p.327)
  8. Write & Become More Aware
  9. What Should I Write?
  10. Simply Observe (p.100)
  11. Heisenberg, Observation & Growth (p.71)
  12. One Simple Observation (p.118)
  13. Observation As The Gateway
  14. Reflection Of What’s There
  15. Made Beautiful By Reflection (p.366)
  16. Go Further, Go Deeper
  17. The Ivy Of Conditioning (p.486)
  18. Thoughts on Conditioning (p.98)
  19. Cultural Conditioning (p.92)
  20. People’s Patterns
  21. Make Sure You’re Okay (p.552)
  22. Work On Yourself
  23. Make Yourself (Happy) (p.189)
  24. It’s Easier To Look At Yourself (p.170)
  25. The Choice Is Always Yours
  26. Yesterday I Was Clever
  27. To Serve (p.376)
  28. Clarity (p.16)
  29. The Power Of Intention (p.543)
  30. It’s The Thought That Counts
  31. Use Life To Make Life Easier
  32. Make Your Own Tools (p.480)
  33. Write Your Own Feedback (p.481)
  34. Talk To Yourself
  35. Make A Connection (p.76)
  36. Yes, It Is That Simple
  37. Patterns, Procedures & Routines (p.460)
  38. Self-Doubt & Emergency Procedures (p.558)
  39. Better Strategies (p.130)
  40. Switching To Manual (p.387)
  41. Find A Way To Open The Valve
  42. Make It All About You
  43. Listen to Yourself (p.289)
  44. Calibrate The Machine (p.440)
  45. The Subtlety Of Feeling (p.506)
  46. What Exactly Do I Do?
  47. Discipline
  48. 300 Days (p.547)
  49. One Thousand Days
  50. If At First You Don’t Succeed… (p.34)
  51. Just When We Think We’ve Made It (p.35)
  52. The Mind (p.59)
  53. How Easily The Mind Goes To Work (p.37)
  54. What We’re Up Against (p.611)
  55. Quietening The Mind (p.330)
  56. It Is What It Is
  57. Rubbish At Meditation?
  58. Think Whatever You Want (p.263)
  59. You Think Too Much
  60. Focus It All Away
  61. Separate Out The Emotions (p.537)
  62. What Are You Going To Do About It? (p.336)
  63. Prediction (p.36)
  64. Gathering Evidence (p.224)
  65. Look At The Evidence (p.139)
  66. Own How Good You Are (p.400)
  67. Confidence & Self-Belief (p.312)
  68. Don’t Tell Me You’re Funny, Make Me Laugh
  69. Are You Still Breathing? (p.520)
  70. Exploration, Expectation & Non-Attachment (p.95)
  71. Developing Attachment
  72. Distracted By The Shiny Stuff
  73. Expectations
  74. Beyond Expectations
  75. Life In The Middle (p.346)
  76. Already Perfect
  77. Step By Step (p.385)
  78. The Best Time To Plant A Tree
  79. Better Than Yesterday
  80. See Your Progress (p.434)
  81. The Contributions We Make
  82. The Exponential Curve (p.444)
  83. All In Good Time
  84. Punctuated Equilibrium (p.31)
  85. TS 4 – Practice, Practice… Breakthrough!
  86. Progress Report (p.63)
  87. Why We Need Boundaries
  88. 4 Hours, 4 Weeks, 4 Months (p.436)
  89. Give Yourself Two Years
  90. Meat & Potatoes (p.248)
  91. TS 6 – The Foundations Of Success
  92. Relax, You’re Going As Fast As You Can (p.405)
  93. TS 8 – Relaxation & Balance
  94. Riding & Surviving The Waves (p.413)
  95. Close To A Breakthrough (p.399)
  96. The Fork In The Road (p.418)
  97. Changing Patterns (p.150)
  98. It Can Happen In An Instant (p.366)
  99. Keep Doing What Works (p.361)
  100. It All Comes Down To This (p.421)
  101. And So It Continues…
  102. TS 7 – Don’t Get Cocky
  103. Distracted By The Shiny Stuff
  104. You Create Your Reality
  105. Imagine You’re Already There
  106. Limited Only By Our Beliefs
  107. Choose To Change Your Mind
  108. Drop Everything For A Moment
  109. Letting Go On The Bridge
  110. TS 16 – What Happens When We Let Go?
  111. Developing Attachment
  112. Distractions Of The Familiar
  113. Be Quiet, Be Still, & Listen
  114. Shut Up & Listen
  115. Inhabiting The Silence
  116. Beyond The Noise
  117. When You Know It’s Possible
  118. Lead By Example
  119. Worry, Love & Freedom
  120. Life Is Unimaginably Large
  121. Astonishingly Simple
  122. Get Out Of The Way
  123. The Conclusion Is Emptiness
  124. Stop Searching, Look Inside
  125. Everything Is A Distraction
  126. The Mandala Of Personhood
  127. Observing From The Is-ness
  128. A Shift Of Perspective
  129. Discovering The True Self
  130. Let Go. Be Empty.
  131. We Are Wonderful. All Of Us.
  132. Watch Yourself
  133. Tell Yourself A Story
  134. Our Connection With Nature
  135. We Change The World
  136. Focus On Love. That’s All.
  137. Love, Trust, Truth & Wonder


This list has been further organised into nine areas which take you through the whole process in the simplest, yet most thorough way possible. You can read more about it in the blog post, The Nine Tiles. (For more information, see the related posts listed at the bottom of many of the above entries.)

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