Solipsism – Are You The Only Living Being That Is Conscious?
If one is willing to admit that they exist, that is to say that they have an internal world and subjective conscious experience, then one must also be willing to admit that they can never disprove the idea that they might be the only conscious being in the universe. Or, is this merely nonsense? Solipsism…
The Man and His Soul
What is a man’s soul but a collection of all he has known, seen or heard. The metaphysical umbrella that is “him”. Yet, also, what is not him. The soul is what man could be, will be and all of the previous generations that have come before, wrapped neatly into a bag of bones that…
A Brush Stroke
With the stroke of a brush one can forever change the colour of a room. The same can be said of one’s words, choose them wisely. – M L Wood
My eyes close. I hear them. The bees. They are doing what bees do. The sound is so clear, so concise, its hard to distinguish where it ends, and where I begin. Wait. Perhaps there is no beginning or end. No! Merely sensory input, that insists on being interpreted in such binaries. Such a tragic…
Rethinking The Pursuit Of Pleasure
We need to rethink how we culturally view pleasure. Look around you. I’m sure you will find most of the cultural value systems align with chasing that juicy little hedonic carrot. Whether it be pleasure in the form of a bottle (alcohol), a pill (take your pick) or a screen (pornography or Instagram), it’s pretty…
Vipassana Meditation – Looking Inward
What is Vipassana Meditation? Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the ancient practice of paying close attention to sensation, including thought, in an attempt to better understand the nature of reality and more specifically, one’s own internal perception of reality. It is believed to have been re-discovered by Siddhartha Guatama, more commonly known as “The Buddha”…
What Is The Self?
So then, what do you think of when you think of your sense of “self”, or if you will, the “I” in which you believe yourself to be? Do you think of yourself as some sort of tiny being, sitting at a control panel behind your eyes, operating this thing you call a body? Or…
Karma For The Modern Man – Reciprocity
It’s axiomatic to say that Karma is real. First of all, in order to back up this claim, we must look at what the word Karma means. The word Karma, is a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to “action,” and is a core concept in two of the worlds most popular religions, Hinduism and Buddhism.…
What is love ?
What is falling in love but a leap of faith into the unknown, letting go and fully giving yourself to another? Or throwing down our defenses and opening ourselves up for either a form of ecstasy or brutal pain. A strange thing to do when you think about it, each and every one of us…