Friday, 26 June 2009
Buddhist thinking claims we are both self and no-self. Rather like a doughnut. The hole in the doughnut is like our self-identity. It's defined by the doughnut. But in itself it is empty. Does the hole exist? Yes. So long as the doughnut exists. Our sense of self is both evident and non-existent (or indeed, everywhere) at the same time! So what do I defend when I feel affronted? Only the doughnut. Since my essence is the hole of the doughnut, and therefore indefensible. Get it?
Monday, 22 June 2009
lately I've been imagining myself as a boat, beached, waiting for the tide to come in. In the meantime I've been scraping off the barnacles, repainting, and re-jigging. But what kind of boat am I? Last year I would have said I was a harbour cruise boat, taking on tourists and meandering around points of interest. That was before the tourists left and the water disappeared! Now I see myself as a sailing yacht. Ready to venture outside the harbour. Sleek, robust, efficient, tacking against the wind to reach my destination - well, that's what I intend to do when the tide comes in! What kind of boat are you?
Monday, 15 June 2009
I got my copy of "Spiritual Capital" signed by the author, Danah Zohar at the Australian Human Resources Institute Conference 2009 launch in Sydney last night. What a re-imagining of business culture post-GFC! She says we need to re-define the meaning of wealth. Not just for the lucky few, but for the whole planetary community.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Cosmologists believe the Universe came from the Big Bang, from a singularity in time-space, and has been expanding over Billions of years, generating progressively higher orders of complexity. From simple elements to complex molecules, from reactive sequences to consciousness. We are the product of that far distant starburst. And our lives together on this planet at this time are a wondrous expression of the cosmic dance!
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Today I had a feeling the tide was turning. call it intuition, or the collective consciousness, but I had a strong sense the economic tide is turning and the water is coming back. It's still out of view, but somewhere out there the polarity has just flipped!
Monday, 1 June 2009
When I feel overwhelmed I notice my neck twisting like a wind-up toy. But it's not some weird cosmic force. It's me. I'm doing it to myself! And I have to step back and reflect. There's really nothing going wrong. All is exactly as it should be. And I remember the words of the mystical vision of Juliana of Norwich, "and all thing shall be well; and all thing shall be well; and all manner of thing shall be well." Amen!