Post-truth is certainly pre-truth

The term post-truth is astounding. There is nothing true about it. The Oxford dictionary awarded this term “Word of the year 2016.” Their definition of it is: ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.... Read More

The Purpose of Fear

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” We know from experience that fear can be crippling. We also know that fear keeps us safe. Fear does have its place, but fear can be a great intruder. It makes its presence felt in... Read More

What do we know about Feeling?

One important task for those who work at becoming consciously aware of themselves as I-beings is to awaken to the faculty of feeling. It is through feeling that we touch the world. Yet, for the most part our faculty of feeling is dream-like, we are not fully aware of it.... Read More

Human Beings are not Advanced Animals

I never stop looking for ways to explain how human beings are completely separate beings from the animal kingdom. If we continue to think of ourselves as advanced animals, we will never understand our true nature. Misleading concepts block the way to truth. I listened to an interview on the... Read More

Hard Will and Gentle Will

Understanding the nature of the human will gives us insight into our own behaviour, as well as the behaviour of others. Then we can meet behaviour with understanding rather than being judgmental – of ourselves and others. We are all a work in progress. It is through the will that... Read More

Why are we prejudiced?

“When someone solidifies and embraces opinion more than love – possibilities diminish – the possibility of understanding diminishes most of all.” Chris Manvell Prejudice is an integral part of modern life, sadly, we cannot escape it. The least we can do is notice it. We can first notice it in... Read More