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Hollywood has been promoting a myth since the beginning of film – an exaggerated or idealised conception of our purpose that places us at the apex of a treadmill towards a glorified and outward “success” placed at the end of our struggles. […]

We in the west have been sold a myth hook, line and sinker. This myth is pervasive in the media – the same which glorifies fame and its story of success. Its delusional imprint has been borrowed by the West’s […]

In my feeling-body, I have an awareness–call it being mindful of the sensation or lightness of being. My feeling-body is that essence of personality and feeling that I carry with me wherever I go. In this space of feeling, resides […]

When I was much younger, I remember being mesmerised by adult interactions. Not for the content, what interested me more was the emotional responses. I couldn’t understand why certain ideas would create vehement emotions, often with seemingly instantaneous and irrational […]

We live in a state of constant flux, yet we suffer with dreams of permanence. We are like flowers who never knew that we were OKAY, so constantly search for external colour and reach for unreachable dreams. We are like […]

As a child, a member of my family would frequently burst into rage. He had bouts of anger so destructive and extreme, he became like a raging inferno. I learnt early on that you cannot reason with emotion. You cannot […]

“Revolution is not a one-time event.” —Audre Lorde It has been interesting to follow the aftermath of the US election. While times of change and upheaval may seem negative, there are far more potential positives to initiate, depending on one’s perception. It […]

We all face hardship and suffering. The idea that we can make a change, an internal shift and in some way transform or transmute our inner experiences, is in itself inspiring. The support we can get from practising visualisation or […]

We glimpse a small moment of time. An eternal flame flickers for an out-breath of the Divine – a flutter of an eyelid in history – and then we are gone. Will this now-moment be filled with abundant light, connection […]

“Spiritual bypassing,” as coined by American author and psychologist, John Welwood, is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.” (John Welwood) Spirituality’s shadow is more […]