COMING HOME – Mick talks about how Modern Meditation helps you feel at home in the world.

20 October 2021 | Mick Timpson

The Modern Meditation practice we have developed at beanddo is based on a lifetime of yogic practice and study mixed with ideas and insights about happiness, creativity, focus and what we call conscious action.

The Modern Meditation practice we have developed at beanddo is based on a lifetime of yogic practice and study mixed with ideas and insights about happiness, creativity, focus and what we call conscious action.

There are four basic practices; Attention, Awareness Attitude, and Action. They are joined by an internal perception axis, in other words our being in the world and external axis, an external perception or our doing in the world, hence the name of our coaching business beanddo.

With direct experiential learning through Modern Meditation based methods we discover how to balance all four aspects into a singular whole. When we learn to intersect each practice you are switching on direct consciousness. In fact you are conscious of being conscious –  conscious of your thoughts, your speech, your emotions and your actions. When you are taking part in this conscious activity you are experiencing your whole life, in harmony with yourself, your community and the world – who doesn’t want that, particularly these days!

Being at HOME

With practice you can take charge and become a consistent and conscious actor in the world, simultaneously creating and collaborating with the world.  Not in conflict, not overwhelmed, but instead a person who has creative agency, is engaged and at ‘home’ with the business of living on this planet.  Until you get there life and work will always be a struggle. 

I have always liked this aspect of living and working in a meaningful and recognisable place which feels protective, fruitful and inspiring. This idea was always at the centre of my work as an architect. Using the tools I had to hand such as memory, form, space, material, the hour of the day and so on I would try and combine them into an experiential whole. 

Be your own architect

Of course this always depended on who was observing at the time. I realised that coming home was more than simply external manipulation. There was something deeper going on. We all have a sense of home and a longing to be there but in that sense I realised that architecture was a symptom of this need. In the end it’s down to us all to be at home to ourselves and each other, first by changing from the inside out. From there anything is possible. We can reconnect to the world in a different way and come home from our wanderings.

‘God is at Home, it is we who have gone out for a walk’ – Meister Eckehart

When we get this shift we are the creators of how the world is for us. We become our own inner architect® for change. Ancient yoga and modern science agree to the insight  that we all inhabit a universe not made of things and objects like buildings but instead continuous patterns of interconnected events – a field of infinite potential from which everything arises and everything returns. Intuitively ‘seeing’ this through Modern Meditation and then learning how to occupy and utilise this knowledge brings you HOME.  

So this is what we teach at beanddo – Inner Architecture. And if you feel you can help others change their world from the inside out you can sign up to our Inner Architect  teacher training programme, soon to be accredited with an European Quality Award (EQA) from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). 

In case you are wondering, the image above is where we are building our new home for beanddo – The Ananda Barn. More on that later…

You can read more here about the beanddo accredited coaching curriculum…