Category Archives: Our Culture / Ourselves

Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

This is a repetition of the opening paragraphs of December’s Links of the Quarter. Several people have suggested that it’s substantial enough and important enough to merit its own post, so it doesn’t get lost. It’s also a useful set-up … Continue reading

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Being Wonder-ful

For a larger and more legible PDF version of this chart, click here. In my previous post, I presented my “play-list” — activities that personally bring me joy and delight, that I try to indulge in as much as possible. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Play, and the Practice of Attention

photo by Sara Dorweiler at Unsplash, CC0 license I  have no “intentions” or “resolutions” about what to do in the future, since I have come to appreciate that we have absolutely no free will or control over what we do. … Continue reading

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Self-Detachment

I‘ve been hosting my two wonderful friends from Peak Moment TV, Janaia and Robin, for the past few days, and mentioned to them the strange paradox of becoming increasingly ‘self’-aware, but only until/unless my ‘self’ falls away and this is … Continue reading

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What Motivates the Self?

Non-dualists talk about the hopelessness of striving for liberation from one’s self, which some call ‘enlightenment’; it will happen, or it won’t, they say, and if it happens, it will be realized (by no one) that the self never was real. … Continue reading

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Fall Out

In recent weeks I’ve heard laments from several colleagues that their lives are so busy (mostly with the needs of of the moment — family, personal, health, financial and workplace struggles, and keeping their homes and other stuff in working … Continue reading

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I Love You, Even Though There Is No You

We are one person, We are two alone, We are three together, We are for each other. — Stephen Stills, Helplessly Hoping Some self-proclaimed non-duality ‘teachers’ play a bit fast and loose with the terms ‘I’ and ‘you’, possibly because … Continue reading

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Never Comfortable in the Skin of Self

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and … Continue reading

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Self-Defeating

May I introduce Dave’s Mind (DM), left, and Dave’s Body (DB), right. They’re quite adorable, but they fight all the time. If you see someone out walking in mismatched socks of these colours, you’ll know it’s their purported owner. You … Continue reading

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When You’re In Love, Nothing Else Matters

At a retreat this past weekend I was contemplating the various times in my life (there haven’t been that many, at least that I can recall) when I have had ‘glimpses’ of what life is like without the affliction of … Continue reading

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