True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

True Self False Self: Discovering our core identity

The False Self There is a version you that you identify with as who you actually are, but it is a complete fiction. It doesn’t actually exist, except within your mind. This is the place of universal addiction, the self-referential, self-defending, self-promoting,...
Discarded Wealth

Discarded Wealth

When a great aunt died, my father inherited all her jewellery. My mother sifted through it and deemed most of it worthless. There were gaudy cubic zirconia rings that would dwarf any finger, chintzy stuff that was thinly plated with metals of dubious authenticity. My...

Singing In The Rain

It is perhaps the happiest movie ever made. Today, it seems Pollyanna positive, a universe away from every ailment that besets us. No climate change – except rain! No GFC, no terrorism, no mandatory detention centres, no corruption or greed, just a bunch of...

I Am A Recovering Higher Power

“I am a recovering Higher Power” wrote author Ann Lamott in a recent blog, reflecting on the pain of the death of someone close to her. If she was in charge of the universe, she mused, terrible things would not happen. Yet she knew it would be far worse, some bizarre...