The question of control is very closely tied to the sense of self. It’s a challenging area to explore; it can be hard to imagine not having control. We make choices and there appears to be an ‘I’ that makes them, so it’s a natural assumption that we’re in control. We know we may not […]
I wouldn’t say I have a lot of certainty in my life. In fact I’m not sure I have any (no pun intended). This isn’t because my life is wild and unpredictable; it’s more of an inner attitude that recognises that change is present in every moment. When I look back on it this […]
Some concepts become so deeply rooted in our consciousness that we scarcely if ever question them. So it is with time. Whilst we might debate its nature few of us ever seriously consider that it might not actually exist at all. After all, the evidence for time existing is overwhelming… isn’t it? To take a […]
We have this tendency to see ‘things’; to make ‘things’ out of that which simply arises in awareness. Even with something abstract like love, we ask, ‘What is love?’ and consider the question as though we’re talking about a thing. It’s really an experience isn’t it? But what does it mean? Can we even ask […]
Within each faith tradition we don’t have to look far before we come across rules. Within Buddhism there are five precepts for the lay community, and 227 for the monastic sangha. A question can arise for us around some of these these rules – are they really of any value? At times it may not […]
The only diamonds I need, Are the sparkles of sunlight on the lake. Its light through evening cloud, My only gold. Pearls and rubies from the earth, I will not take, My only truth, That which silence never told.