Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Paradoxes of Presence

One year after beginning a personal Presence practice, what is most apparent to me are the paradoxes of striving to realize it: It’s usually a solitary pursuit, yet its purpose is to realize that we are all connected, all One. … Continue reading

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Know Yourself. Heal. Self-Liberate. Experiment. Build Community.

(for a hi-res PDF version of this poster, click here) Let me put this another way: There is no point getting angry, terrified or grief-stricken at the actions of politicians, corporatists, psychopaths (organized or disorganized), factory farmers, lawyers, bureaucrats, organized … Continue reading

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The Journey That is Not a Journey

So I realize now that my current “journey” is actually two: A striving to Become Present, to awaken to the reality that self, separateness, mind and time are all illusions, constructs, and that there is only one consciousness. A striving … Continue reading

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The Genius of Randomness

From time to time on various so-called social media someone suggests, when looking for inspiration, insight or guidance, grabbing a book at random and looking at some random sentence on some random page — say, the 3rd sentence on page … Continue reading

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I’ve Changed My Mind

Human beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. When I started this blog 12 years ago, my worldview was pretty left-of-centre orthodox, as you can see on the left … Continue reading

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The Admission of Necessary Ignorance

My latest article, The Admission of Necessary Ignorance, is up at SHIFT magazine as part of its tenth, science-themed, edition. Check out the whole magazine! SHIFT is back in business after several months’ hiatus and they are gradually restoring the first … Continue reading

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