The Miracle of “Hello”

Something amazing happens when we say “hello”. By all accounts, this simplest of exchanges shouldn’t be possible. It is nothing less than a miracle. “Hello” is proof, if proof were ever needed, that the life force did not remain entirely Absolute, but relativized itself absolutely, so that ‘one’ could know ‘another’, even though it always […]

Grief’s Hidden Secrets

“The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can’t get off your knees for a long time, you’re driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but […]

Confessions of a Failed Spiritual Teacher

“Through authority you will never find anything. You must be free of authority to find reality.” – J. Krishnamruti   I am not the most articulate human being in the world. Far from it. Nor the most charismatic. I don’t have a “winning personality”. I don’t know any good jokes, and I would have a […]

Thought Cannot Buy Happiness

Thought will never be happy. By nature it is restless, always moving, always seeking something it can never quite reach. Even when it resolves something, the next problem soon pops up. It naturally tries to complete the story of ‘me’, fix it, wrap it up neatly, come to a conclusion, bring the movie to some […]

On Judgement and Judging Judgement

We cannot know anyone else’s experience. Ever. What we think or feel or ‘know’ another is experiencing is our own assumption, our own opinion, nothing more – our own dream of their dream, a dream within another dream. A recursive dream. We can witness their behaviour, we can see how they act and talk, we […]