The power of self-understanding

The power of self-understanding

You are the origin of your individual experience, and the more that you understand yourself and the nature of your human experience, the more that you understand how your experience interacts with the world. Self-understanding is a journey into your own mind – your...
If you don’t decide for yourself, then..

If you don’t decide for yourself, then..

Principle: If you don’t decide for yourself, then other people will decide for you. This is so universally true that its essence even applies to the non-human world. Forces Every movement is a coming together of so many interconnected forces: people, places, nature...
Rigorous compassion

Rigorous compassion

Compassion is sometimes misunderstood as some utopian ideal that is impractical in the real world. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Having compassion does not mean that we must forget everything else. Courage, determination and seeking the truth are every bit...
On being happy

On being happy

How to be happy consists mostly of saying “no” to a great many things. Things that make unnecessary demands on your time and on your life. Why is this so important? The complexity of modern life, as measured by the sheer volume, scale and pace of activity...
What I read in 2019

What I read in 2019

Here’s a look back at what I read in 2019 that I took much from. Each book has in some way allowed me to more deeply understand myself or the world around me. In no particular order: 1) The world until yesterday by Jared Diamond: Brilliant insights into...
Anonymous-transactional living

Anonymous-transactional living

Loneliness and the feeling that life lacks meaning are things I often hear about in my 1:1 work. And, our modern ways of living have a huge role to play in this. Life today has become more anonymous-transactional than it has ever been. By this I mean that human...