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…
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
The Ideal & Anxiety`
The difference between your ideal self, the version of yourself that you aspire to be, and the manifestation that you currently embody, is the amount of room that the devil has to play. This situation provides a certain amount of angst and necessary integration. That is to say, if you are moving toward this ideal…
Faith In Values
Ones positive emotions are tenuous, fleeting and inextricably linked to value systems. That is to say, that one must have faith in ideals, certain beliefs and values. All of this pertains as to how you perceive, interact and cope with the world around you. Faith is embodied wisdom. And through this faith in something bigger…
Meaning, Value and The Worth of Man
How does one orient themselves in the world? This is one of the great questions of our time. If you’re born into a western country, like myself, you’re all the more likely to have been raised, even if nominally religious, from a secular worldview. This is to say that data and evidence trumps all else,…
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…
What About Colours?
I close my eyes, evoking the colour blue. I take a deep breath, letting go. The ebb and flow of the ocean, as the water caresses over my feet springs to mind. I look down, the clear blue water has surrounded me. I don’t resist. I let all the blue thoughts, feelings and memories come…
What is Love?
What is love? Is it the emotion that arises as you watch the waves crash onto the soft white sand, smiling to yourself, as the wind sifts through your hair? Maybe its the warm feeling you get when a dog excitedly reacts to you rubbing his chin? Most, I’d guess, would say it’s the emotional…
Friday Five – Podcasts of the week
Friday 5️⃣ Hello friends, today is the first installment of Friday Five! I have the privilege of being able to consume many great podcasts throughout the week whilst doing my day job. This enables me to gain a varied range of information and knowledge, across many different genres. So here is a list of five…