As we continue to traverse the world of blinkered, polarised thinking it is important that we elevate our thought processes and begin to examine the possible origins of thought itself. How do we know where our thoughts come from? It feels like they’re generated by our minds, but could that be simply because that is what we have been taught?
What is the benefit of developing a sense of inner neutrality and how much responsibility do we have to get involved in solving other people’s problems? Often, we are the keepers of other people’s secrets, or we are privy to information that may help others to make informed decisions yet we stay quiet. Why?
Join me this week as I take a hike around the hills and talk about the concept of karma. Each spiritual tradition has ideas about why bad things happen in the world. Karma, in a traditional sense, is a form of cosmic justice that means we all eventually reap what we sow. But is this really true?
In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of creativity and intuition. Being creative elevates us above our ordinary consciousness and connects us to our lifeblood. It gives us energy as it is an active rather than a passive pursuit. Creative expression stimulates different areas of our brain and brings with it feelings of inspiration while alleviating stress.
“Buji” is a Zen word meaning no affectation or nothing special and is assigned to those who are masters in Zen. For the western mind this makes no sense, as surely someone who has mastered anything should be described as “special” and be worth of praise. Yet this Buji consciousness is something that we can all aspire to in order to break out of the need to constantly prove ourselves worthy of being alive.
In this podcast I talk about how we can bring back our sense of empowerment by learning how to shift our consciousness in the moment. It is a skill that many people never develop and so positive change never comes. Yet it is the only real power we have; to choose what we focus on, what we think, how we feel and most importantly how we live our lives. When you step into that power you change your reality.
Progress is measured by our technological achievements and yet we still live in a world where many are starving or homeless. Before we launch ourselves into the future by merging with machines, we need to understand why we are so afraid of confronting the darkness within ourselves and society otherwise our evolution will only be skin deep. Viewing the full spectrum of life gives us the power to make the radical changes necessary to turn this world around.