Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Self-Impression

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti This past weekend I attended a get-together of about 20 enthusiastic, knowledgeable people on the subject of radical non-duality, organized around the (rare) visit of Jim Newman (Non-Duality Dude) to North America. The message … Continue reading

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On Compassion: Michael Dowd Sermon

Michael Dowd based his sermon this past weekend on my Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care post, focusing in particular on the eight essential human needs listed above. He outlines a naturalistic, holistic, ecocentric approach to coming to … Continue reading

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True Story

Cartoon from poorlydrawnlines. Tell me the true story, about the time when that man Took you in to lend a hand, and how you took him for a spin And that money you saved you stole from him… Tell me the true … Continue reading

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The Agnostic Game

This little guy, unlike ‘us’, is completely immersed in the game of life; while he thinks and feels and senses, he takes nothing personally. He is just a part of all-that-is, in no way separate. His life, unlike ours, is … Continue reading

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May I Ask a Question?

Image from pixabay by Dean Moriarty, CC0 My friend Ben Collver recently loaned me a book called A More Beautiful Question, by Warren Berger, that arose from some ideas in Warren’s blog. The book is specifically focused on questions that spark business … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void Physicist Sean Carroll, a leading-edge thinker and researcher on quantum mechanics and astrophysics. just did a podcast in which he says: You want to know why the universe is, you’re not going to … Continue reading

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Hierarchy is the Enemy of Learning

drawing by hugh macleod at gaping void  I spent many years of my professional life advising small and medium sized businesses. My main advice to them over the years was: have iterative conversations with customers and colleagues about what you and … Continue reading

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On Gratefulness: A Self-Enquiry

photo by geralt at pixabay CC0 Many so-called non-dual ‘teachers’ recommend self-enquiry as part of the process towards awakening, enlightenment, or whatever other term they use for the realization that there actually is nothing separate, that there is only an … Continue reading

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Love Story

Humans are obsessed with stories. Most of our communications are stories. Most of our entertainments (film, music, theatre, reading) are stories. Our cultures are mostly about the shared stories we have come to believe. And often our primary concern when … Continue reading

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Non-Duality: Three Ways of Describing the Elephant

It’s now been 7 years since I began striving to become more “present” and 4 years since I gave up the struggle and accepted that there is no path to presence, liberation, awakening, enlightenment, or (fill in your favoured word here). When … Continue reading

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