Monthly Archives: December 2011

Burning tonnes and tonnes of food.


Money buys food yet for many decades at the beginning of each year the “haves” burn millions of dollars worth of fireworks for “FUN” while millions of “have nots” starve.

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Excesses.


Does the explosion of excesses across the spectrum of our lives over the last fifty years – excesses in adjectives, waste, noise, self-indulgence and so on – generate its own implosion?

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Universal Duality.


Watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2010 reminded me forcefully of our innate capacity to create, through high discipline, great beauty of spectacle and sound; a capacity sadly only equalled by our capacity to inflict misery, pain and physical death on our fellow earthlings.

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The Spiritual Truth.


The spiritual truth is not something to fall back on but something by which to live.

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Progress? (2)


Q: What happened to the humble, quiet broom which collected dirt and gave its user exercise? A: It was replaced with the extremely noisy, polluting motor blower which disturbs the peace, does not give its user any worthwhile exercise and spreads dirt … Continue reading

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Our obsession with food.


In the “developed world” is the apparent obsession with cooking and eating food a case of the glutton who subconsciously fears impending starvation and indulges itself?

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Our Current Problem.


Our current problem, and therefore our current challenge, is to focus on what we need on Earth and not what we want. The cause of our problem is, and always has been, discontent with life; a mentality that drives us … Continue reading

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