What is my philosophy of life? This is not a ‘heady’ exercise involving abstractions and metaphysics, but a simple and direct clarification of the meaningful energies that direct your own unfolding. Roger Walsh suggests an exercise whereby we drop this question into our minds and listen for a response. We don’t try to intellectualise or ‘figure it out’, but simply listen and wait for an answer to arise from the depths of our being.

A practical life philosophy should be capable of being encapsulated in one breath, perhaps three words. For Gandhi it was ‘Renounce and rejoice’. What three words could direct the course of your life towards its highest potentialities?