You might recognise the title as the question posed to Alice by the enigmatic caterpillar upon their first meeting. It raises the question of identity and identification, and here the shallow waters we step into can soon lead us into the depths. Like all questions the question of identification may lead us in many directions. […]
One thing each of us can relate to in life is its constantly changing nature. Whether this is a comfort or a source of fear we all have to live with this reality; the wheel turns, life moves on and all changes. Occasionally we’re reminded that within this ever changing landscape, this path we tread […]
Greed, hatred and delusion are referred to in the Buddhist tradition as the three poisons. Translations are never an exact science so to tone down the language a bit we may think of them as desire, aversion and ignorance. In many ways, these lie at the heart of so many of the problems we can […]
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.
Duality can appear in our lives in many different forms. There is of course the most basic dualism, that of feeling ourselves to be a separate self – me and everything I’m aware of. But it can take place on many levels. We perceive duality in lots of forms many of which are quite overt […]
Are you sure time exists? Might sound silly, but are you really sure? We talk about time as though it’s real don’t we? In fact many of us, and I include myself in this, are ruled by the clock, so we naturally assume time exists. But what if we’re looking at it the wrong way […]
Does the idea of perfect inner peace sound too good to be true? Can you even believe that you could have perfect inner peace? Perhaps you believe that some far off spiritual teacher might have found it but it’s not accesible to you. Do you recognise that such thoughts are self-limiting…? You’re going to need […]