In Which I Give Up Helping

“Giving up wanting to help or to rescue people is essential if you sincerely respect them.” (Bert Hellinger, German psychotherapist). Learning to keep your mouth shut takes an enormous amount of effort. Your friends can tell you their life is falling apart and you have to almost physical restrain yourself from offering advice. Trying not […]

Dinner is Where It’s At

Sometimes I think there is no greater accomplishment than cooking dinner for your family. That that is the pinnacle of achievement. Sure, performing hand surgery or investigating the speed of light, or devising new astounding apps or making presentations to roomfuls of CEOs or what you have is pretty impressive, but really where it’s at […]

It’s Yours

This life may be difficult, puzzling, frustrating and completely confusing. But at the same time there is the sense that at least it’s my difficult, puzzling, frustrating and completely confusing life, wholly 100% mine. It is puzzling, there is no doubt about that. Yet there is a strong undercurrent of joy at the fact that […]

Creating a Kinder Society

If we want to create a kinder society, we ourselves must act with kindness and respect. A kinder society is not created with unkind words. Opportunities come in many disguises. If we don’t agree with someone’s opinions, can we use it as a way to listen and create what could be real dialogue? Find out […]

A King who Reigned with Dhamma

We arrived in Bangkok and instantly the differences were unmistakeable. The roads were completely paved and there were sidewalks, as well as a Skytrain and heaps of car traffic. “There’s no garbage,” Nerys noted. And restaurants with doors & windows, and glass malls and brand name stores, hundreds of them. All the trappings of a modern city. […]