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Addict

Addict

[Photo credit: artist and illustrator, Siri Stiklestad Opli http://www.fjellbjorka.no]   “It’s the ultimate peace, ultimate freedom. Everything falls away. There is nothing left.” a beautiful young man, I met recently, describing heroin. And isn’t that what all...

Tree

Tree

tree There is a tree in the garden. It is the perfect expression of itself. It is unique, unmatchable, exceptional. The tree has no need to be anything else. There is a woman in the house. She is the perfect expression of herself. She is unique, unmatchable,...

What is your purpose?

What is your purpose?

In one of the companies I worked for, a big deal was made of purpose. Employees were coached in finding what really made them tick and then they would spend a lot of time writing it out, choosing each word carefully so that the sentence reflected their sense of who...

True listening

True listening

My friend was doing an MBA and one of his text books had a chapter on listening. He sent me the summary box from the chapter of the 20 things to do in order to become a better listener. Things like: ‘make sure to maintain some eye contact but not so much as to...

The dream job

The dream job

I coach, write and teach from the understanding that the self, other people and the world we experience is a creation of perception, of limited, conditioned thought.  This means that we are essentially living in a dream. A dream in which there is no self or other or...

The self-assertion​ trap

The self-assertion​ trap

The self assertion trap Have you ever thought you should be more assertive? In one of the companies I worked for there was a list of values that all employees were judged against in their performance reviews.  One of the values was ‘Edge’. That meant putting yourself...

Alive

Alive

  Conception. Experiences. Death.  Life. One experience after another. Transient, temporary, split second, fleeting experiences.  Depending entirely on how we understand the nature of those experiences and us as the experiencer, life can be hell on earth or the...

Simple life? Two steps

Simple life? Two steps

It seems that this heat is reducing life to a maximum of two.  Two words: ‘SO’ and ‘HOT’.  Two hairstyles: damp and scraped back or damp and hanging Two ways to be in the car: windows open, hot air blowing in or windows closed and air con blowing hot air in.  Two...

Yes. No.

Yes. No.

The coaching I do is about seeing who we really are. We go through our lives believing we are this separate body, this identity, these choices, this life, these needs. But there is no substance, no realness to this. It is impermanent and subjective, a function of...

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