The labels don’t stick

I don’t know if it’s possible to get through life without labels. I mean, they’re everywhere, aren’t they? If we didn’t have labels how would we communicate? I guess they have their place and maybe we’re stuck with them. When I think about labels I get a mental image of a sticky note. You know, […]

The problem of willpower

One of the first things the Buddha is reported to have said was about finding the middle way. There are few occasions when operating at the extremes will serve us well. Similarly when it comes to our practice it’s helpful to approach it with an attitude of moderation and retain our balance. That being said […]

Bark, bark, bark!

Not written anything for a while so I’m probably rusty. There’s been something on my mind, something we don’t hear talked about that often when people discuss a ‘spiritual inquiry’ or ‘seeking truth’. I suppose the simplest way to say it is that it has to be about more than that. It has to be […]

No Preferences

Nondual inquiry leads us to look at ourselves; to try and see this life clearly rather than just accept concepts about it or what appears on the surface. It’s not easy, this inquiry takes time and it encompasses not only our personal life experiences but also the cultural or social conditioning we’ve grown up with. […]