Behaviour Patterns:Tolerance has its limits, how far is too far?

Behaviour Patterns: Tolerance has its limits, how far is too far? “I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness.” Christopher Hitchens The quote is from an outspoken journalist, author and polemicist who challenged the dogmas of religions and politics. I like the quote because in dogmatism, individuals or organisations believe they are right with righteousness in one hand but a synergy of narcissism in the other. The creation of new ideas is the light bearer of truth but …

Acceptance of the authentic self and the ego

“There are four things the master is entirely free. He had no forgone conclusions, no arbitrary predeterminations, no obstinacy, no egotism” Confucius How can we be free in our mental perceptions? Anxiety and other mental states don’t produce a free mind but a troubled one. Our whole universe is a projection of our brain and mind onto our personal reality. Was Confucius right about having no conclusions? What does it mean Acceptance of the authentic self with the ego? Psychology and science say the human brain has two systems that …

Mystical life reduces fear

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.”Nicola Tesla The quest for knowledge and learning has been a pursuit of many influential individuals through the centuries sharing their insights and passions of what resonated with them and sharing with us. I have admiration and respect to those who challenged the common philosophies of the time even at the threat of death. …

Acceptance with Adjustment untangling the strangled soul

“The student of virtue has no contentions“ “Better to be in deep sorrow than to observances for a minute” “Things that are past are needless to blame” Confucius Part of my daily morning routine is to read Confucius this year, last year it was a Zen Buddhism book. I also read other books as part of my learning experience to start the day with insight and reflection.(Part of my journaling process in my book of life). I love all philosophy especially oriental wisdom of the greats to broaden my western …

Happy New Year 2022

Time and tide wait for no man (woman) said the poet Chaucer. The illusion of time is like a cloud for an adult but a mountain for a child. The celebrates originate from ancient customs based around lunar and solar cycles focussing on the worlds natural cycles. The focus for many is a better future for themselves and humanity. The year has been another eventful for all humanity with the onslaught of different variants effecting millions across the globe. The sadness and loss of unfortunate will be a mark that …

Religion influence on Art : Part one Christianity Birth

Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso is an irony because he was an atheist despite being baptized a Catholic. There is a book on the topic that I haven’t read yet, but  one of many on my list. There is a review on Goodreads if you are interested.  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17739523-the-religious-art-of-pablo-picasso#other_reviews   I am passionate about the renaissance art due to its abundance of prolific artists thanks to the …

Reads from 2021

What a year and what did I learn. Well this isn’t about me but some of the great books I have listened to or read and sometimes both. It want be every book just few highlights of my year. List audible below click on link overview of book https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Alchemy-of-Happiness-Audiobook/B07NFB36MK?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/To-Have-or-to-Be-Audiobook/B08964CM2Q?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Without-Conscience-Audiobook/B005HJK6NA?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Sufis-Audiobook/B01F97O5CM?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Spiritual-Brain-Science-and-Religious-Experience-Audiobook/B00DJ6QJSY?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Essential-Rumi-New-Expanded-Edition-Audiobook/B07F3CMVPH?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Varieties-of-Religious-Experience-Audiobook/B004TC0VHC?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Sedona-Method-Audiobook/B09BNXCRTV?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Science-Delusion-Audiobook/B008HSNMV6?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Why-Mindfulness-Is-Not-Enough-Audiobook/B092DS2T3T?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Neurobiology-of-We-Audiobook/B00BWUIBHQ?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Michelangelo-Gods-Architect-Audiobook/0691199302?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Archetypes-and-the-Collective-Unconscious-Audiobook/B08RDTPS3B?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Three-Essays-on-the-Theory-of-Sexuality-Beyond-the-Pleasure-Principle-The-Ego-and-the-Id-Audiobook/B06WGMSSNK?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Change-Your-Thoughts-Change-Your-Life-Audiobook/B004FTOKGM?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Science-of-Mindfulness-and-Self-Compassion-Audiobook/1683642821?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShare I thought better stop there , this is few must listen to and reads to expand the mind. The more you learn the more you realise …

The light of Consciousness: Science meets Spirituality

The light of Consciousness: Science meets Spirituality “As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Jung     The essence of life can be conceptualised from various perspectives. The interpretation of life can be translated from art, science, philosophy, religions and from personal experiences etc. This is just a limited view because emotional undertones will influence what a person understands and the egoic precepts that the mind projects out before our eyes can filter …