Why Ideologues & Ideologies Suck Too!

I suspect the Realms will be showing up again many times as this series progresses, but first a note about ideology, a certain type of extremism. The intention right now is to write short pieces which hang, like a single garment, on a single hook, with minimal elaboration, basically offering up a single insight withContinue reading “Why Ideologues & Ideologies Suck Too!”

Why Materialism Sucks!

There is a big little niggle buried, like an engorged tick, in the flesh of the last piece on Humans and Realms, namely the oft-debated killjoy about whether the realms are purely a way of describing subjective as-experienced ‘reality’ or whether they depict actual ‘reality.’ Those holding to the latter view, which is most ofContinue reading “Why Materialism Sucks!”

Of Realms & Humans

Of Realms and Humans “As we go along from moment to moment, day to day, life to life, awareness and our thoughts keep shaping the life we lead. Cumulatively, the effect is tremendous. We can create for ourselves a tunnel lined with rags and deprivation or an open world of wealth and genuine communication –Continue reading “Of Realms & Humans”

Of Leaders and Followers

Just as our world presents a primordial order of sky above and earth below, so do all groups present a similarly primordial order of leaders and followers. Consider: if the world were all sky or all earth, there would be no way for us to live in it, so this fundamental polarity is a self-existingContinue reading “Of Leaders and Followers”

Of This & That & the Cheering on of Hobbits!

After a long hiatus due to injury and general intellectual paralysis brought on by the dystopian onslaught of our times, here comes a slightly longer-than-usual piece which hopefully will clear away most of the previous year’s detritus and make way for some more regular – and ideally far shorter – contributions.

The Interconnection Theory of Birth and Aging

I read years ago that every seven years every cell in the body has been replaced including the bones. Now I gather this may not be quite accurate, but it’s true for most of the body. So that’s the premise for the following playful, if slightly hard-to-explain hypothesis, a theory I’ve read absolutely nowhere else.Continue reading “The Interconnection Theory of Birth and Aging”

Why women have long hair

I find the differences between masculine and feminine forever fascinating. Certainly, as a married man time spent with my wife every day is an ongoing contemplation of the nature and manifestation of womanhood, femininity. My wife has her own way of moving through space which, although unique to herself just like everyone else, nevertheless isContinue reading “Why women have long hair”

Instant Meditation Method

4-Step Instant Meditation Technique Years ago – when teaching a large number of children meditation during a one-week residential program – I developed a stripped-down way of explaining it. To my surprise, it has stood the test of time and I find it often far more effective a way of teaching basic sitting practice thanContinue reading “Instant Meditation Method”

TAKING A SIDE vs STAYING IN THE MIDDLE

The book-burning is underway – Stefan Molyneux https://twitter.com/StefanMolyneux/status/1277720270304919552?s=20 Stefan — whom I don’t listen to partly because I find a single talking head on a screen tedious and his videos too long — after having his account locked down by Youtube without warning, says that he has become a target because as a philosopher heContinue reading “TAKING A SIDE vs STAYING IN THE MIDDLE”