How can we fight back against an objectification of our body in society by accepting that nothing is truly as it seems?
How to suffer
n a capitalist world that rewards the mechanical status quo, it is hard work to suffer from disabilities or mental health gracefully. But since we can't help doing it anyway, what is the best way to suffer nowadays?
Happiness is dangerous (or £100 flower pots)
We know that desire is insidious, and that inner happiness doesn't come from things. But does desire ever make us happy, or just not unhappy?
Suffering is ignorance, and ignorance is suffering
Today was the first day of a one week retreat on the precious human life with my favourite lama, and we discussed the origin of suffering (spoiler, its ignorance).
Why we refuse to surrender fear
If fear was meant to warn us of danger, anxiety is fear gone mad. Biology might explain trauma response, but why do we emotionally hold on to fear?
The material search for intimacy
How do you create intimacy: does it come naturally to you, do you have to make time for it or do you fear it? And can you find it within yourself?
Where Academia and Spirituality collide
It's been 3 weeks since I started my course in Human Rights, and this article surprisingly reminded me of the Buddhist scripture.
What if we DID choose our parents?
I was thinking about the cycle of suffering we go through, blaming our behaviour on our childhood. Can a little thought experiment free us from resentment?
Balance: The final part to processing pain
After delaying gratification, accepting responsibility and the importance of truth, we will read about the final ingredient to processing pain according to Peck: balance!
“Anything exposed to light becomes light.”
The journey to self-discovery isn't linear; it's a constant back-and-forth. Awakening, whatever that means, is not a one-time event.