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The Great Disillusionment

I’ve been feeling for the past few weeks to write a post about an underlying dissatisfaction. There’s an intuition in my gut that says ‘something isn’t right’. You know that feeling; it’s the one you get when you know you’re being lied to but can’t quite place the source. Today, I read that post. Jonathan […]

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The end of a long range cycle

Our lives tend to run on the rails of the systems and structures that predominate to create culture and society. These constructs are manifest by collective agreement and implemented via law of the land. They’re so ubiquitous that we rarely pay any attention to them. Economic cycles are one such example. By the time we […]

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Unknown unknowns

Beyond the hysteria of the initial outbreak of Covid-19, the world appears to be adjusting to the fact that this is the way things are for now. Some folks are even talking about the ‘new normal‘. But the reality is that there are so many things that we just don’t know. The nature of the […]

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Awareness is gradual

This week I’m practising a new stretch. It’s a spine twist that helps open the hips and the chest. Nearly a decade of regular yoga and I’m just getting started with this posture. I take a couple insights from this: Awareness of blind spots is gradual The stuff that hurts is where the growth is […]

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Adapting to the metric

All our lives we are taught, trained and compelled to meet certain standards. The prevailing structure of our culture demands that we conform. Globalism in its ever expansive growth is creating a monoculture that is increasingly rigid, domineering and flaccid. As human beings we are diverse, eclectic and vibrant. It is our way to celebrate […]

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The lie of the land

In a recent Guardian article George Monbiot shared a few words on the subject of land ownership. It is a fact that 92% of England is off limits – there is no right of access. As we enter the fifth week of lockdown in the UK, beyond the confusing details of the restrictions placed upon […]

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Phosphorescence

For new moon we went night swimming in the Arabian sea. There was an amazing blue phosphorescence in the water. Every move we made traced in a majestic display of nature’s own magic. phosphorescence/ˌfɒsfəˈrɛs(ə)ns/ light emitted by a substance without combustion or perceptible heat. “the stones overhead gleamed with phosphorescence” PHYSICSthe emission of radiation in […]

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Bicycles

As the increased appreciation for quality outdoor time continues to gather pace, perhaps it’s time to reframe the bicycle as part of the solution?

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A lockdown adventure

There are many ways to manufacture adventure at this time of mandatory confinement. Yesterday, we moved house. All the way around the corner. The one thing about lockdown is that I’m missing my bicycle. I really want to get out in the forest with my bike. Under normal circumstances I’d be planning a summer trip […]

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A slight return

We’ve reached the tipping point. In the hero’s journey of Joseph Campbell fame, we’re about to cross the threshold. This is the part where we have a collective realisation, a moment of awakening, and return with the elixir. The elixir in the case of our existence on the planet is a new way of being […]