Notice your default

Notice your default

Notice your default.   Default is where the most time is spent, yet is the least examined.   Default is the realm of habitual behaviour and hidden beliefs. Beliefs that often live in the dark, outside your conscious awareness.  Your default may or may not be good for...
Paradox of progress

Paradox of progress

The richer a society gets, the less it seems to appreciate what it already has. I often look around and feel that there is so much to be thankful for, but little appreciation. It seems that while many things are amazing (at least in the material realm), nobody values...
Characteristics of the Machine Paradigm

Characteristics of the Machine Paradigm

The driving force of the Machine paradigm is the desire for greater control and certainty across all areas of life. Control and certainty are typically sought via measurable, external indicators. The Machine paradigm believes that what is unmeasured (or cannot be...
Snake oil self-help

Snake oil self-help

“Ten steps to lasting happiness; The path to a better you; Personal growth and beyond”. I just made these up, but they could easily all be contemporary self-help book titles. The sad reality is that so much of self-help reminds me of those get rich quick scams. They...
Human Separatist Movement

Human Separatist Movement

I spoke to a friend today who left the big city to return to a smaller town. He spoke of many positives; the less hectic pace of life, the walkable distance of the entire city, the fresher air. But, what he welcomed most was a sense of community and camaraderie —...
Distraction of achievement

Distraction of achievement

Focusing on “achievement” is a distraction. It pulls your mind away from attending to the thing, whatever that may be. So, rather than being fully immersed in it, you give-in to the distraction of achievement. Distraction that generates anxiety and inner tension....