April 26, 2017

Q. I’m puzzled as to why some Teaching I read or hear seems to have power, whereas others saying much the same thing, even in similar words, don’t hit the spot. Why? Is it to do with me or the teaching?

A. It’s partly personal of course, reflecting your stage of compreh...

April 26, 2017

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Q. For my entire life searching for my "true nature" has driven much of my interests and values. I've read and studied many teachings and have practiced long periods of meditation all of which have been satisfying to a degree. However; I remain somewhat short of awaken...

April 24, 2017

Q. I’m trying to understand how psychological Integration comes about. What actually does it mean? What integrates with what?

A. It is useful to look for the ‘third force’ in any interaction. The intention, dedication or conscious awareness takes forces in conflict and...

April 21, 2017

How to make or preserve space for inner growth, for contemplation, for insight into the nature of things, is a perennial issue in a busy life. I reproduce here a letter written to a friend, from a contemplative break in Wales, years ago….

Stresses and strains accumulate...

April 20, 2017

Q.  I've struggled over my inability to fully relax into the Symbolic process, and yet the benefit of seeing the blocks has meaningfully reset the view. Many shadows have declared themselves in the form of doubts and fears. Yet I have known silence, clarity, and the vo...

April 18, 2017

Q:  My moments of freshness and creativity sometimes seem like bubbles in my chest, like boiling water, arising into awareness out of nowhere and going back into nowhere. And so I feel lost, and empty.

A:  Bubbles don't come from nowhere. There is a whole heap of proces...

April 18, 2017

QWhen you meet someone who shares your awareness and commitment to inner work, a close bond seems to spring up immediately, as of 'kindred spirits' even if meeting for the first time. What is the basis of this feeling?

A;  It derives from meeting on a ground which is...

April 4, 2017

I had the experience of singing (as a guest) with a world-class choir. This superb choir plus all the visitors must have numbered 300 people, and the sound produced was so rich, vibrant and coherent, the entire physical space was ringing. Even during the breaks the sou...

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