Category Archives: self-awareness

Extroverts

Our culture tilts its reward system toward extroverts. Natch. Extroverts comprise 75 percent of the population. Extroverts define and animate civilization’s breadth dimension. Introverts, the psychological spear-carriers for depth, are in a distinct minority. So, yes, things are wobbly now.

Inside the squirrel cage

All of our suffering is self-created. This means that we use the mind to create difficulties where difficulties do not exist. Then we use the mind to try and alleviate the difficulties that the mind itself has created. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is clearly nuts. No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created the problem.

Friends called him “Larry”

I am not a husband, father or counsellor. These are roles I play, now and then. Off stage, sans make-up and fancy monarchical duds, Laurence Olivier did not introduce himself as King Lear.

Piercing the veil

Ego, succinctly: The voice in the head that never shuts up. “To finally know divinity as our own consciousness and being, we need only understand that it’s our nonstop thinking that obscures the direct experience of God.”