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Thought-Provoking Stories
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Jiva Masheder
Jiva Masheder
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Teacher
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Finding Your Soulmate
Finding Your Soulmate
Listen to this heart warming story of how the boy and the puppy found each other.
3 mins
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The Fisherman and the Investment Banker
The Fisherman and the Investment Banker
It's easy to get caught in the rat race and run and run, forgetting what we're doing it all for. Could we find a bit of peace and happiness now, rather than putting it off til the future?
3 mins
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The Ship at Sea
The Ship at Sea
How often do we find ourselves fighting and arguing when actually, it's pointless? listen to this allegedly true account of a dialogue between a US navy ship and another local party.
3 mins
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Donkey in a Well
Donkey in a Well
Sometimes difficult situations turn out in quite surprising ways, even when everything is looking like only the worst can happen....
3 mins
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Two Wolves
Two Wolves
All of us have conflicting voices in our heads pulling us often in opposite directions. Which will win?
3 mins
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Who Packed Your Parachute?
Who Packed Your Parachute?
Learn how important it is to appreciate those around us who support us, often in ways that we take for granted and forget about completely!
3 mins
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Burnt Biscuits
Burnt Biscuits
Learn how we can choose to focus on what's really important, and let go of small and unimportant matters.
3 mins
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The Chain of Kindness
The Chain of Kindness
We often don't know what effects our actions have in the world, but so often they do come back to us, often in surprising ways!
3 mins
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A Taxi Driver's Kindness
A Taxi Driver's Kindness
We never know when an opportunity to be really kind may come up - even at work, we can make a huge difference to someone.
3 mins
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A Glass of Milk
A Glass of Milk
Listen to this heart warming story of how kindness comes back to you - what comes around really is what goes around and you can make such a difference to someone with a small act of kindness.
3 mins
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The Tale of the Baker and the Farmer
The Tale of the Baker and the Farmer
A story about how we never really get away with cheating.....even though we think we do! honesty is always the best policy.
3 mins
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Dogs in a Trap
Dogs in a Trap
Listen to this story about how we important our words are, even when we think someone else isn't listening....
3 mins
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Amelia's Kisses
Amelia's Kisses
Listen to this heart-warming story about what's most important in our lives, when we so easy overlook this and over-value material things.
3 mins
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Lucy and the Weeds
Lucy and the Weeds
Gardening is a great analogy for how we work with our minds - listen to find out just one way!
3 mins
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College Students Try to Cheat Their Professor
College Students Try to Cheat Their Professor
We might think that we can cheat others and get away with it, but can we really? do they really not realise?
3 mins
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The Boy Who Cried Wolf
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Do you know someone who seems to set off the alarms regularly and then you find it was nothing? listen to this story to see why that's not a good idea!
3 mins
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Two Friends Went Travelling
Two Friends Went Travelling
It's easy to think that we are neutral in the world, and that we don't affect what comes to us - but we do! listen to this story which illustrates this.
3 mins
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Not Accepting Anger
Not Accepting Anger
It's so easy to get sucked into other people's emotions and dramas but do we really need to? listen to this classic story originally told by the Buddha to understand that actually, we don't have to accept these unwanted gifts.
3 mins
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The Lion and the Mouse
The Lion and the Mouse
It's easy to think we can disregard unimportant people, but if you listen to this story you may see that actually everyone has something to give and we should never forget that!
3 mins
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What Do We Focus On?
What Do We Focus On?
Listen to this story about where we tend to put our attention, and see if you recognise this pattern! when we know our patterns, then we can work to change them to new ones that are more beneficial for us.
3 mins
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Strength in Unity
Strength in Unity
It's so easy to think we do better alone, but so often we need the help of another, who can do something we can't.....and then we can help them in return. We are so much stronger working together!
3 mins
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Choose Your Words Wisely
Choose Your Words Wisely
It's easy to forget that once we've said something, we can never un-say it. We don't know who will repeat what we say, or what effects it may have. It pays to choose our words wisely!
3 mins
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Elephant and Blind People
Elephant and Blind People
Listen to this story about how our views of the world are limited, and how important it is to listen to others' views in order to get a complete picture!
3 mins
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Misperceptions
Misperceptions
It's so easy to leap to conclusions, particularly if we feel stressed or annoyed - listen to this story to hear how we can often understand so wrongly, and how mindfulness can help you see more clearly.
3 mins
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Appreciating Our Imperfections
Appreciating Our Imperfections
We can be so hard on ourselves, expecting perfection all the time - listen to this story to see how it can be our imperfections that are most appreciated
3 mins
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Not Taking the Easy Option
Not Taking the Easy Option
Another amusing story about how we often go for the easy option even when it clearly isn't the right one!
3 mins
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What's Most Important?
What's Most Important?
This humorous story may help you see how to fit in the most important things in your life, without getting bogged down in the small stuff!
3 mins
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Nasruddin's Donkeys
Nasruddin's Donkeys
This story may make you laugh and look around you in a new way!
3 mins
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Cup Flowing Over
Cup Flowing Over
3 mins
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Learning to love your Dandelions
Learning to love your Dandelions
3 mins
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Cookie Thief
Cookie Thief
3 mins
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