Advice to the young me

I am reminded of a beautiful piece written by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. From his book Reveries of a Solitary Walker: … it is a melancholy science which I have acquired in twenty year’s experience, even ignorance is preferable to it. Adversity is, doubtless, a great master, but a master whose lessons are dearly purchased, and sometimes […]

Internal vs External conflict

How do you not let external circumstances effect your inner being? Especially when those you love are suffering? I understand that by feeling their suffering you are adding fuel to the fire. You are feeding their own suffering. There is a part in the Mahabharata where Arjuna is about to launch a war that will […]

The Dark Night of the Soul

At the risk of confirming and deepening my current situation I offer this as a chronicle more than anything, of my journey. Wow! After spending most of my youth living what I thought was a spiritual life: pure wholesome food, celibacy (which almost drove me insane), meditation, yoga, practicing compassion and unconditional love I thought […]

The Law of Attraction – Results

Well, it’s been a few months now since I re-discovered the Law of Attraction and started applying it. And I have learned a lot, but my circumstances have not changed, and maybe even seem to be worse. I have been using affirmations. I have written down my goals and dreams. I have listed the things […]

The Law of Attraction

I have recently re-discovered the Law of Attraction as discussed in the book The Secret. I have mixed feeling talking about this in public. I take great pride in being a somewhat well-educated, intelligent person – trained in science and rationality and being self-aware. I don’t like to be fooled. Yet there are lots of […]

A funny, but cruel Halloween prank

Halloween is not really a “thing’ in Australia. Most of what we know of Halloween comes through watching a lot of American TV and movies. We know, correctly or otherwise, that its a time for the darker and more mystical side of life. So one day my friends and I sat down and planned an […]