Hidden self-image

Hidden self-image

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” These simple yet profound words by the American writer and thinker, Upton Sinclair, can explain so much in the world. And, these words lend themselves to all...
Blinded by narratives

Blinded by narratives

(Extract from Machine Ego) Human beings seem to have an evolved predisposition to create narratives. And, creating narratives relies on establishing causal links between events, things, concepts, people, and places — making mental connections along the lines of “this...
Don’t ignore your hang-ups

Don’t ignore your hang-ups

We’ve all got hang-ups. Certain topics or situations that are triggering. Often, the temptation is to ignore these, to sweep them under the carpet. The reality is that this is a very fertile area for growth and self-understanding. Don’t ignore your hang-ups....
A matter of chance

A matter of chance

“One’s opinion is itself a matter of chance”, notes one of Kafka’s characters in the surreal and mind-bending tale of The Castle. But, how true this is for so many of us, much of the time! Matters of chance don’t just stop at opinion, they often extend to our deepest...
Flowing through time

Flowing through time

The longer I live and the more I talk to people from different fields – philosophers and physicists, abstract mathematicians and musicians — the more empirically ungraspable reality seems. Whatever stability in our socio-economic systems we think we have, it is not...