Rabbi & Rebel or Son of God?
Warriors, We Are – 2020 Series of Mind-Meanders Introduction to my current preferred style of writing Random questions and thoughts drift in and out of my awareness. They stem from an attitude to life that, to the best of my ability, I have embraced throughout a ten-year practice under Yudit CS, my Jewish/Israeli mentor.
Australia, August 2020 Like any other dire complications or crises many of us have already faced, Covid-19 holds a mirror to our faces. Like every other taxing moment, the pandemic reflects our family dynamics, our priorities and a culturally adopted superficiality. It has widened pre-existing cracks in ourselves and in the status quo, making
Australia, September 2020 We are creatures of habit. We are not quick to embrace changes that are imposed on us. We live in the delusion that we are – or should be – our own masters. As a result, much of what we perceive as stressful on a day-to-day basis is not specific. It’s
Australia, July 2020 Dialogue must begin, first of all, within oneself. If we cannot make peace within, how can we hope to bring about peace in the world? – Thich Nhat Hanh The negative feelings and thoughts absorbed by our young selves have defined our personality long enough. Already then, we did as we
Australia, July 2020 Though Earth dwellers of limited ability, without exception, we all are beings of light compressed in whichever physical body that bears our name and our lineage. Of course, nothing that is of an esoteric nature is provable. Nothing that has become accepted into a spiritual belief system or a religious faith
Australia, July 2020 Interestingly, Ancient Egyptians thought that the heavens were held up by gigantic stalks of lotus plants. For some, the lotus flower symbolises the sun. For others, it is the symbol of enlightenment and self-regeneration. These days, we can choose the lotus as the symbol of our separate and collective emergence from
Australia, June 2020 From the Alagaddupama Sutta comes yet another of Buddha’s most-shared parables, Arittha’s Wrong View: “Sense desires, so have I said,” said the Blessed One, “bring little enjoyment, and much suffering and disappointment. The perils in them are greater. Sense desires are like bare bones, have I said; they are like a
Australia, June 2020 A period of grief, apprehension and sadness are healthy emotions when a crisis strikes at the heart of our lives. Beyond a certain time, though, these emotions become counter-productive and present a real danger to our wellbeing. Crying, ranting, raving, feeling unworthy or put upon further disconnect our heart from our
Australia, May 2020 Scientists often talk about the ‘evolution’ of mankind. If we accept that Homo sapiens (humans) are ‘only’ highly intelligent primates then, yes, from bipedalism to brain expansion, and adjusting to social mores in flux, we can say that physical, emotional and intellectual evolution has taken place. That said, within the context of
Image created and kindly donated by Jayne Doah Australia, April 2020 More than a pause in the cultural status quo that moved humanity onward, faster and in many ways crazier post-industrialisation, it seems the Coronavirus outbreak is forcing a mind reset on the grandest scale imaginable. It has become our separate and