14 10, 2020

Questions of our Time 10 – Can we Find our Way Back Home?

By |2020-10-24T11:28:37+01:00October 14th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

Can we Find our Way Back Home?   If you don’t become the ocean, you’ll be seasick all your life.  Leonard Cohen   It is said that, overall, the individual tends to be unhappy not because of what they know but because of what they don’t know. In other words, we need to remember – [...]

14 08, 2020

Questions of our Time 9 – Can we Finally Heal our Collective Trauma?

By |2020-09-07T16:52:36+01:00August 14th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

Can we Finally Heal our Collective Trauma?   ‘A painted bird of paradise in a cage’ Aurobindo   Why are so many things going on in the world right now that are detrimental to our own well-being? It appears self-evident that there is something fundamentally wrong with how the world is – in so many [...]

1 08, 2020

Questions of our Time 8 – Can we Now Continue our Human Evolution?

By |2020-08-01T17:19:46+01:00August 1st, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

Can we Now Continue our Human Evolution?   The earth is not going through a moral crisis, but through an “evolutionary crisis.” We are not moving toward a better world…we are in the middle of a MUTATION toward a radically different world…Unknown to ourselves, we are in search of the new being; we are [...]

25 07, 2020

Questions of our Time 7 – An Opportunity to Find our Quiet Awareness?

By |2020-08-01T17:39:11+01:00July 25th, 2020|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

An Opportunity to Find our Quiet Awareness?   An appropriate way to open this short essay is with a quote from a poem. In this case, an extract from Rudyard Kipling’s If – If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust [...]

9 07, 2020

Questions of our Time 6 – Is Now the Time for a New Human Contract?

By |2020-07-09T11:10:42+01:00July 9th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

Is Now the Time for a New Human Contract? ‘No sign will enlighten those whose eyes remain closed. But for those whose look is clear, darkness itself becomes a sign. For do they not know that the night grows darker as dawn approaches?’ The Mother     In a previous essay[1] I noted that for [...]

2 06, 2020

Questions of our Time 5 – Do We Choose Resonance, or Dissonance?

By |2020-06-10T11:20:26+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

Do We Choose Resonance, or Dissonance? I have suggested previously that what we are experiencing is a global collective ‘stop’ exercise that could be considered to be like a ‘reset button’ being pressed across the planet and across our diverse human societies.[i] It is a recognition that we are all in this global experience [...]

31 05, 2020

Questions of our Time 4 – A Time for Personal Responsibility?

By |2020-05-31T13:37:09+01:00May 31st, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

A Time for Personal Responsibility? 'The individual has to live in humanity as well as humanity in the individual’ Sri Aurobindo In the gnostic Gospel of Thomas, it is written that Jesus pronounced: ‘There is light within a man of light, and it lights up the whole world. If he does not shine, there [...]

13 05, 2020

Questions of our Time 3 – Time Now to Get Back to Ourselves?

By |2020-05-13T16:37:14+01:00May 13th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

Time Now to Get Back to Ourselves? ‘And the Old Ones say: look outward seriously look inward intently look outward carefully look inward diligently look outward respectfully look inward humbly’ Jack Forbes   As human beings we seek the beautiful, and this gives us joy. But our lives have made everything complicated. We make ourselves [...]

27 04, 2020

Questions of our Time 2 – To Fear or Not to Fear?

By |2020-04-27T16:17:40+01:00April 27th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

‘I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will [...]

5 04, 2020

Questions of our Time 1 – To Have or To Be?

By |2020-04-05T10:25:32+01:00April 5th, 2020|Essays|0 Comments

 ‘the physical survival of the human race depends on a radical change of the human heart.' Erich Fromm The German-born humanistic philosopher and social psychologist Erich Fromm spent most of his working life trying to understand the human condition – and its predicament. He came to the conclusion that only a fundamental change in [...]

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