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Earthships

I was recently introduced to a sustainable housing system that uses natural and up-cycled materials. Earthships, pioneered by architect, Mike Reynolds, are a super environmental way to build houses. These self sufficient eco houses look amazing and are incredibly intelligent in the way that they are constructed. It’s a radical solution to some of the […]

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From the feet up

Narrative weaves itself throughout our experiences to manifest our existence. We each spin the yarns that satisfy our emotional needs. Logical thinking brain tags along for the ride. It’s a rollercoaster of love.

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Hope for the future

Hope is an essential ingredient for a healthy psyche. We must believe that there is a better future ahead of us. Hope believes that the world’s problems can be solved. Hope is built on the premise of ‘self’ control; autonomy to choose for ourselves, a belief in the value of something and a sense of […]

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Sliding doors

Life is full of them. Each action we take is loaded with possibility and consequence. We take our chances making each choice with the best knowledge we have at our disposal. Regrets are often the result of wanting something we considered an option but didn’t choose. Learning to live with our choices rests in making them […]

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A day in nature

I spent the whole day out in nature. Swimming at the local quarry, sunbathing in the field behind our house, cycling through the lush green lanes. Is there a better way to rejuvenate than to be outdoors?

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Competence without comprehension

I’m reading a book called From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C Dennet. He shared an idea today that blew my mind: Darwin and Turing claim to have discovered something truly unsettling to a human mind—competence without comprehension. The gist of the thing is that some folks (creationists) want to hold on to […]

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Psychic liberation

Over the course of our lifetimes we accumulate a great deal of stuff. Things we don’t need. Stuff that ends up getting in our way. It’s the same with conditioning. Our attitudes, beliefs and values tend to remain at a fixed point in time, like a ships anchor. These psychological landmarks can feel like safe […]

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The writers room

High up in the clouds beyond the clamour of the streets there’s sanctuary and silence. Space to think meandering thoughts; to produce prose, to illuminate ideas. Time to sit still and do nothing.  

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Wuji

I learned a new posture this week. It’s from the qi-gong tradition. It’s called wuji. Stand with your feet parallel, shoulders width apart, hips tucked, knees slightly bent, open and over the feet, arms raised at chest height, fingers facing each other down, eyes looking out at the horizon. You’ll feel your spine lengthen in […]

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Indian Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!