Category Archives: Radical Non-Duality

Negative Assertions

I have nothing to tell you. These words don’t mean what you think. What you see here, and there, isn’t what’s actually happening. We’re not really here. That gorgeous colour, in the sunset, doesn’t exist. That bird chirping in that … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort: A Radical Non-Duality FAQ

image by amira_a from flickr, via pixhere, cc by 2.0 Several people have recently asked me questions (sometimes with concerns about my mental health) about why I have tentatively come to believe in what is being called ‘radical non-duality’. So … Continue reading

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Unconditional

Image is from iTunes visualizer. Consciousness is a social construct. It never would have taken conceptual shape if people hadn’t talked about it with one another. It did not cause us to reflect on it. Rather, our reflection on it … Continue reading

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Self-tethered: On the Impossibility of Letting Go

image by Paul79UF When I came to the conclusion that there is no such thing as free will, it changed my perspective on many of the human practices that presume we do have free will — religions, cognitive behavioural therapy, … Continue reading

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The Three Daves

scene from Le Roi de Coeur We all have multiple personas, and, except for those who have severe cognitive disabilities, we navigate between them rather effortlessly. The way we speak, carry ourselves and even think, when we’re in our ‘work … Continue reading

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What We Think We Know, and Who We Think We Love

image from piqsels, CC0 The human brain is an amazing instrument. Brains didn’t evolve to be the “command centre” of the body. Rather, they evolved as a “feature detection system“, a “lookout” for the benefit of the 30 trillion cells … Continue reading

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Seventy

Old friends | Sat on their park bench like bookends A newspaper blown through the grass Falls on the round toes | On the high shoes | Of the old friends Old friends | Winter companions the old men Lost … Continue reading

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Never Felt Safe

I‘ve been simultaneously reading two books of essays, largely autobiographical, whose authors’ courage at admitting the truth about themselves is disarming, even startling. Melissa Faliveno’s Tomboyland describes growing up in rural Wisconsin and evolving as a queer feminist; here are … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: May 2021

For readers who only have time to peruse a few articles from the links below, the five I think are most important to read are *** highlighted. Just a caution that this month’s top five make for rather grim reading. … Continue reading

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Homo Lapsus

cartoon by the late, wonderful Charles Barsotti Lapsus (L. adj.) falling into error; in rapid decline It seems that most of the people I know, especially men, as they get older, and learn and know more, become more and more … Continue reading

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