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Don't forget dad

Jun 18, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Most spiritual traditions instruct us to honour our mother and father. In generations past, honour was a much-used word — from the mythical battleground...

Intuition: your inner Internet

Jun 11, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Many of us are searching for something: a way, a method, a philosophy, a religion to help find our place in this rather large universe. We read books, go to...

Shatter your illusions

Jun 5, 2017 / 11:00 am

We'd rather be ruined than changed We'd rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die. — W.H. Auden We sure...

Are you honourable?

May 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Helen’s face may have launched a thousand ships, but honour drew the cream of Greece to man them. Honour to self, enemies, country, family and society...

Where is your mind?

May 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Do you know where your mind is? We've all heard the question on the late-night TV: Do you know where your child is? After making sure we do know, we should...

A deadly perspective

May 8, 2017 / 1:00 pm

No one leaves here alive, but we behave as though we will. We know people die and one day we, too, will stand at the abyss, but we ignore that fact until it...

Infinite possibilities of you

Apr 24, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Some proponents of string theory claim that there are about 10(500) universes. “The multiverse is like a bubble bath,” said theoretical physicist...

This is a red-letter day

Apr 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they can’t silence the voices of despair, can’t quell the urge to quit, can no longer exist as...

Dancing with fear

Apr 9, 2017 / 3:00 pm

We are all afraid of something, which leads to the pointed question, what would we do if we weren't afraid? write a novel quit a job get married get...

Just shut up

Mar 26, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Some of us spend a lot of time and money looking for a philosophy, a concept, a belief, a way to make our lives more bearable. We take yoga, martial arts,...

Pass it on - twice

Mar 19, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Pass it on twofold is a wonderful philosophy that, if practised by only 10 per cent of us, would change the world. It doesn’t cost anything. Changing the...

Embrace your dark side

Mar 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

We will never be completely whole until we accept the invitation that Darth Vader extended to Luke Skywalker. “Come to the dark side.” Star Wars...

Are you a revolutionary?

Mar 5, 2017 / 3:13 pm

Our soul is calling us to the barricades to launch a revolution, an inner revolution. Revolutions change the world. Seven thousand years ago, the Agricultural...

What matters most to you?

Feb 12, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. — Writer Joan Didion You are 100 per cent...

All power to you

Feb 5, 2017 / 3:00 pm

The more complex society becomes, the more powerless we feel. If we have to take a hurting child to the emergency ward, we wait, powerless. When the...

Make your story sacred

Jan 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm

We could add a little more depth and texture to our lives by adding the sacred to the stories we tell ourselves. We’re all storytellers, all Homers, but...

How will you serve?

Jan 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

The Me Generation never quite grasped that the ultimate purpose of life is to be of service to others. We were too busy looking out for No. 1. Our mantra was:...

Taking a mental shower

Jan 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

Most of us start the day with a shower. The water floods the sleep from our eyes and the cobwebs from our head. It washes away dead skin, sweat and...

May you be awful this year

Jan 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

Witnessing life start with a scream or end with a smile (or a sigh) is an awful moment for people lucky enough to be there. Awful, as in wonderful, sublime. The...

All is forgiven

Jan 1, 2017 / 3:00 pm

All is forgiven. The past is done, a fading memory. Yesterday’s misdeeds have been wiped away. The present is a clean slate. We can become anything we...

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