Teachings & Conversation


  • Some thoughts on spontaneity


     
    Everything is mind (or consciousness, if you prefer) This is not to say that the world, or things, are not real. Just that they are aspects of consciousness. For example, you donʼt know me. You know your version of me which exists as an aspect of your mind. We can only know mind, our organ of percep...

  • Some thoughts on Soul


     
    I received these questions recently and there is no way I can answer with simple yes/no responses. So here are the questions and a more detailed response. “I had a conversation with a couple of friends last night. The question came up ‘can a baby be born and the soul of the baby enter months...

  • Some thoughts on body/mind


     
    In a recent post I said that the body IS the soul, made flesh. This is no different than saying the body is the Mind, by certain definitions of mind, or that the body is consciousness, as is everything. Mind and body are not separate, though they may seem so to us. When we are involved in a...

  • Evil and Luck


     
    I received the following after recent horrific events: “...will you speak to the presence of what we perceive of as evil in the world and how best to respond to it?” and also, “I have been wondering how it is that I have been so “lucky” to find myself in the company of so many “good” people.” Fi...

  • Comfort


     
    When we see that someone is suffering, for whatever reason and in whatever way, we have a natural inclination to comfort them. (It is true that some people have this inclination conditioned out of them, but there is ample evidence of natural empathic response, even in infants and even to strangers....

  • Knowing


     
    Most human beings like the feeling of knowing. This liking has many aspects. It can be comforting and reassuring in areas of our psyche and experience that might cause us discomfort or anxiety. “If I know and understand, I can predict, control, avoid, manage the situation or relationship in su...