As a teacher of meditation, I meet many people who are searching for more in their lives. They want more happiness, more clarity, more balance, more peace of mind, more energy, more success, more stability, more, more, more.

Sometimes they may express it as wanting less (eg less stress, less anxiety, less pain, less confusion) however ultimately they want to get rid of all that negativity so they can be their best and experience a full and happy life.

The agitation and imbalance that many experience individually is reflected in our society at large. Mistakes and errors of judgement are visible everywhere in our society. Individuals are tired and stressed. Our planet is heating up. Put all this together and you have a perfect storm of un-sustainability. We need to change. We need to live more consciously, more creatively and with more empathy for each other and the environment we live in.

This is the need of our time and it is this need that has driven me to make changes in my career in order to be able to teach, consult and write about consciousness on a full-time basis.

So, what do we need to do? What is the answer?

The purpose of this blog is to provide some clarity around how to live more consciously. Problems will never be solved at the level of the problem. We need to step beyond the problem and access a deeper level of awareness in order to change the direction of our lives – individually and collectively. This blog will give insights and practical examples of how to make this step change.

I have been a practitioner of Vedic Meditation since 1995 and have been an independent teacher of the technique since 2003. In that time, I have witnessed a growing awareness in the west about how this ancient knowledge can support us in our hectic, fast-paced lives.

As I practised the technique each day, I started to see more and more clearly the need for people to have knowledge of such a powerful balancing tool. Vedic Meditation gives us access to an inner field of calm, creativity and energy. Through regular contact with this inner reservoir, we begin to stabilise these aspects in our awareness and as a result we start to live them seamlessly day-by-day.

Prior to learning to meditate I was a stressed out and very tired Publishing Executive. My life was out of balance and my health and quality of decision-making reflected that.

I came to meditation because I wanted to be happier. I wanted better health. I wanted more energy. I came to meditation because I had a sense that I couldn’t go on as I was. I had a sense there was more to life than what I was experiencing.

And change happened. Immediately I felt more grounded, less anxious, more energetic and more productive. For the first time in a long while I didn’t feel like I was constantly on the back foot, reacting to whatever life threw at me. And those feelings got stronger as I continued to meditate.

I am now based in London, where I am a co-Founder and Director of London Meditation Centre. We also have a growing business in New York and so I spend a lot of time teaching and consulting in Manhattan.

This blog has come about due to numerous questions and enquiries posed by the many people I meet who are interested in learning about meditation, consciousness and how to maximize their full potential. My wish is that in it you will find inspiration and guidance as you continue to evolve and develop.

With love and best wishes,