The capacity to trade the present for the future is the defining human characteristic
Jul22

The capacity to trade the present for the future is the defining human characteristic

All living beings live at the fleeting junction of the past and the future. That junction is the present, which is there at…

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We are not masters in our own house, but we don’t have to be slaves
Jul12

We are not masters in our own house, but we don’t have to be slaves

Suppose we are living in a house where the doors suddenly creak open and bang shut, and lights randomly turn on and off. Suppose…

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Just because we can do the impossible doesn’t mean we can do everything
Jul10

Just because we can do the impossible doesn’t mean we can do everything

Impossible is a word in a fool’s dictionary – what is the spiritual perspective on this saying?  To understand, let’s…

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Just because a wound is painless doesn’t mean it is harmless – even when we are not hurting, we still need healing
Jun29

Just because a wound is painless doesn’t mean it is harmless – even when we are not hurting, we still need healing

Suppose we had a painless injury. We would go on living normally, while the wound would worsen, eventually felling us. …

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Arrogance keeps us not just in ignorance, but also in ignorance about the extent of our ignorance
Jun20

Arrogance keeps us not just in ignorance, but also in ignorance about the extent of our ignorance

Suppose someone swims in an ocean, knowing that the ocean is so vast that they hardly know anything about it. While swimming,…

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Science is the study of matter, spirituality is the study of what matters
Jun09

Science is the study of matter, spirituality is the study of what matters

We live in an age of science and technology. Technological advancement has increased enormously our knowledge of the world…

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