Forgiving Personal Debt

If we are urging first world countries to forgive the debt of poorer third world countries, are we willing to do this on a personal level too? I believe we should. As above, so below. What works for the macrocosm must work for the microcosm. Whether your supposed oppressor or aggressor has hurt you with…

Moving Beyond Ownership

The concept and phenomenon we call “ownership” has always seemed rather strange to me. Take land ownership for example: if the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, and you are – say- 50 years old, how can you truly OWN a piece of the earth?! Let me write that slightly differently to show the…

A New System of Time

In these super-interesting times, when the global village is upon us, I’m really surprised that this new system of time is not more widely used … Let’s say you’re in Sydney, Australia you wanted to set up a telephone or Skype meeting with me in say Atlanta, Georgia in the USA, you would have to…

Time to Change the Goal of the Global Game

In order for us to create a better world that leads to a healthier environment, a healthier economy and an improved quality of life for all, we need to stop and ask ourselves some fundamental questions, like: “What are we trying to achieve here again?”, “Why are we doing what we are doing?” or “What…

The Story of Stuff, a Message about Materialism

Having lived as a contemplative monk in India for a few years, and having returned to the world to explore and embrace the world of money and commerce, I take care to point out the difference between materialism and material engagement. Material engagement is unavoidable, since we are also physical beings inhabiting in a physical…

A Recipe for the Feast of Life

I found this piece of writing the other day, and decided to share it here. Something I wrote for a good friend’s wedding a few years ago – for the album of wedding wishes. Couldn’t help but bring some wisdom into it of course! I trust it will shed some light for you on the…

The Illusions we Live With

The notion that this world is some kind of illusory phenomenon is not a new idea. As far back as about 6000 years ago, the philosophers of India were talking about the theory of Maya, meaning illusion. And in modern times as more and more in the western world are awakening to ‘spirituality’ and self-development,…

You don’t have to serve God!

I generally steer away from using the word God, as it has become a tarnished and very misunderstood word. But today I find it necessary to use the word to discuss this topic. Some people say that our purpose in life is to serve God. Indeed some religions teach this. Some take this further and,…

How To Practice Creative Attraction

Currently, most of us on the planet still hold the idea that God, the creator of all this world, created the world as distinct and separate from ‘the creator himself’, at the beginning of time, and then left it alone. We see ourselves and this whole physical world as the ‘the created’, and quite separate…

Embracing Loss and Destruction

You have no doubt experienced the loss or destruction of something you held dear in your life. You probably even mourned the loss or feared the destruction of something you once had. But if you take a closer look at the principle of destruction, you will see that it has another side to it. The…