Falling Into The Trap Of Being “Good”

We grow up being told to be the "good girl", "the good boy" and when we aren't "good" in the eyes of authority we are punished in some way - either through shame, avoidance, anger or some form of discipline whether it is physical or emotional. It is programmed into us at the very beginning: … Continue reading Falling Into The Trap Of Being “Good”

Living in Harmony

There are natural laws operating within us and all around us. Intuitively we know about them and try to work with them, but when we become imbalanced all harmony goes out the window. The principle I will refer to in this article is from the ancient taoist tradition of China. Living in harmony with life, … Continue reading Living in Harmony

Moving Toward Forgiveness

The burden, the crushing weight of carrying old pain. Over time, it becomes less noticeable, as it becomes something we are accustomed to carrying. We don’t even notice how heavy we have become. Old hurts, past resentments colour our view. We see the world in dark shadows of things people did to us and things … Continue reading Moving Toward Forgiveness

Human Suffering and the Environment

This post is my perspective on what is happening with the human species currently. It will not be watered down, or coated with sweet words to make the facts go down easier. I have been thinking about this for a while and I do not think that what I have come up with is a … Continue reading Human Suffering and the Environment

Nature is the Dreamscape

It was a flurry of a snowstorm. Most people wouldn't go out in that kind of weather, but I enjoy extremes, they always bring me insights. I walked through the snow, creating fresh tracks. The satisfaction of being the first to walk the path, to create the trail. The wind was blowing the white specks … Continue reading Nature is the Dreamscape