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Form and emptiness

Inner peace is the awareness of emptiness. The acceptance of no-thing; no distractions, no desires, no action. Peace has no form. As long as materiality and things take precedence over our lives we’ll remain stuck in conflict. War has form. Peace is emptiness. The most important thing we can each do individually to change the […]

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Not just for Men

Men – relinquishing your ability to make life simply for pleasure is destroying your vitality. If you are not with a partner, learn to cultivate through breathwork, through using your inner muscles, locks and valves, with Mantra, Affirmations, silent meditation. Practice celibacy. Learn that your body is a temple, that it honours you daily with […]

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The most important thing

Seth shared a powerful post yesterday. If you want to have an argument, to raise tempers or to distract, the easiest thing to do is start bringing up things that are easy to argue about. Not the things that are important. Because the important things require nuance, patience and understanding. They require an understanding of […]

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The tree grows even on being cut; the waning moon does wax again: thinking thus, good people are not distressed in times of pain. – Bhartrihari

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A book about hope

I read this book recently. It’s a fantastically prescient and succinct manifesto for why we are where we are, culturally speaking. If, like me, you feel perennially dissatisfied with the way things are, then this is worth a read. I found the book insightful, reassuring and entertaining. You’re welcome 🙏 Buy it now with this […]

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WAIT

The way we use social media is fucked. The increasingly polarised nature of the posts and accompanying comments is way out of hand. No one is listening. Charles Eisenstein just launched a brand new community forum. New and Ancient Stories is a place to gather to exchange ideas and opinions in a reverent and respectful […]

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Too many things

What are the essentials for a successful day? An early start? A hearty lunch? Time spent with a friend? Some work? Physical exertion? Telling someone you love them? Self practice? Watching the sunset? Modern technology and social media in particular has created the illusion that we must be ever doing. Relentless stimulation distracts us towards […]

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Pleasures last no longer than the crashing of a risen wave; the days of youth’s delight are few; love for loved ones also passes; life too lasts for but a moment: thus, knowing that this world entire is worthless, wise folk should devote their minds to doing good to people. – Bhartrihari

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Doorstep adventure

Ten years ago I began a project with my business partner. It was during the heady days of our middle twenties and we felt unstoppable. Then the 2008 recession happened, priorities shifted and the project got shelved. Adventure can be found on your doorstep. The idea was to share the best local travel stories from […]

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A tender-minded radical

I just did an online test to see where my political leanings are at. The results suggest that I’m interested in a cooperative society, compassion for the weak and economic equality. Where are you at?