Do we have to be angry to have strong feelings? Do we have to be upset to show that we care about the madness of the world? And do we have to inhibit our humour and joy, to show that something is really important to us? This tension, this apparent contradiction in our lives, when we feel the … Continue reading From Seriousness To Sincerity. JoinThe Laughing Rebellion!
Sometimes, I get this feeling that all of the songs, lyrics or stories that I will ever write, have already been written. They lie like bones, under a thin crust of Earth. Waiting to be revealed, to be discovered by the Archeology of expression. Art, brought to life - using just a relaxed presence, a quietened mind, … Continue reading Arteology – The Science of Creativity.
I've been just a little frustrated by the somewhat passive approach of the anti-bombing Syria movement at the moment. It's as though we are all responding to David Cameron's seven-point plan with either acceptance or rejection, without much detail of what we should be doing instead. There are a few vague references to the Vienna negotiations … Continue reading You want a seven point plan to destroy ISIS? Here it is.
Last year was the 40th anniversary of my becoming a disciple of the Indian mystic Osho. I was a sprightly and happy ten-year-old, living in London, going to school every day, playing football, riding my bike, eating sweets, winding up my big sister. What most kids my age did back in 1974. Our house was … Continue reading A bond beyond time. Osho and me.
Even if it is our belief that we live many lives, we still only get to live this particular life once. With this script and this cast. Looking at the average kind of circumstances that existence hands out across 7 billion people, how blessed are we to have this life? Safe and secure enough to explore the deepest truths available to … Continue reading Dump the script and step off the stage!
Most (not all) but most ideas, theories, processes, and methods on offer today for personal growth and development, are conceived, directed and taught through the conscious mind. We sit and share our inner world, we try to work through our limiting beliefs, our patterns of sabotage and negative behaviour using all kinds of setups, communication, … Continue reading Personal transformation happens when we stop chopping and start digging!
In 1979 at the age of 15, while living on his Ashram in Pune India, I asked a question of my Guru. "How do we stay true to our own honesty and still be sensitive to other people's feelings?" I don't remember the whole answer but the gist of it was that we are all … Continue reading “Hey! I’m just telling the truth!” Welcome to the Dark Side of Honesty.