I first discovered the real power of meditation on a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat, in 2008. This technique allows you to develop a great connection to your centre. After that experience, I continued to develop my practice and went on to write two books that explore these techniques: ‘Meditation for Beginners’ and ‘Meditation Power’.

There have been a number of events in my life that I’ve been able to deal with much more securely because of this foundation. In fact as soon as I came back from that retreat I proposed to my now wife. In many ways as soon as I sat down in that meditation hall I knew that I had found where I was supposed to be.

After many years constant studying and exploring I’m now more or less using a stripped down meditation for my practice. I’m working with less process or structure… the bare bones. Even though there is less there it feels more engaging. It can be deep and it can also be dull. Yet it moves me closer to being here and that’s all I need right now.