Someone is waiting for me..

Hi there! Coming to you from the desk of Carolyn Sykes! Today I’m immersed in my new favorite thing…writing. How was your Christmas? I’ve been wanting to write for a few days now on how special Christmas feels AND the sadness/emptiness that can be felt when the festivities are over. This is the way with everything in life – or should I say with everything that is stimulating to the mind. No matter what it is we are anticipating or working towards, there will come a moment when ‘the party is over’ and life can be experienced through a series of highs and lows. What happens then is the mind gets attached to the highs and ‘resists’ the lows. There’s a couple of issues with this – firstly as you will know if you watched my recent facebook live on slowing down to speed up, time is an illusion and can either speed up or slow down – you know the saying time flies when you’re having fun!! So time seems to speed up when we are experiencing the occasions we are attached to, and it can seemingly slow down when we are experiencing what our mind is resisting aka SUFFERING.  And, as the Buddha said, all suffering stems from attachment and resistance  … So I  just wanted to connect to let you know that there is another way. That other way I have experienced directly through my daily commitment to my meditation practice. When you hear those words, daily commitment to meditation practice it can sound quite dull, like a drudgery that most run for the hills from. But...

An Interview with Carolyn Sykes Lic Ac from 2016

My previous life and how i got from where I was to where I am now : I was always open to an extra Dimension of life and when I went to horse college at age 16 I did fall off my path and I got into drinking, partying and being a bit naughty really so that’s when I didn’t want to do all the things as a child I knew were right for me socialising with maybe not the most productive groups, I did end up losing myself. Losing interest for all the things that used to light me up when I was my true self. I just lived for the weekend I’d do any job that came along that would pay me some money I used to party all weekend and then have terrible hangovers and punish myself at the gym really hard all week and maybe be really healthy all week and then feel great again by the weekend and I’d blow all my money on some designer outfit and then go drinking again and then there was a cycle that just repeated itself over and over again and I was really not happy but I didn’t even know it I didn’t know that there was any more to life really everyone around me was doing it that’s how most people live today so maybe not to that extent but yeah a lot of people do live for the weekends a lot of people do find their job is just something that they have to do to pay the bills and it’s like this never-ending hamster...