FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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
FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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.
FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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
FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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
FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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
FORMATTING IN PROGRESS 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 .
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
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
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
Australia, March 2020 Corona means ‘crown’ in Latin, Italian, and Spanish. It is an appropriate name for the novel Coronavirus that, as a self-crowned autocrat, has put an abrupt stop to ‘life’ as we had incrementally come to take