Why did I marry?

Today, six years go, I got married. On the 1st of February 2010, I formalised my decision to make a lifelong commitment to my life partner. I entered into a legal agreement, signed by both my wife and I, two witnesses and a marriage officer. We did have a wedding party a month later in […]

Controlling. Reality.

We all live our lives in two different realities.¬† Simultaneously. Inner reality. And Outer reality. Outer reality consists of events, places, material things, etc., etc. This reality is very familiar to all of us. It’s what we know as the physical world. Inner reality consists of thoughts, beliefs, ideas, etc., etc. This is a mental […]

I am You

If knowledge is power then perhaps the most powerful knowledge of all is the understanding that we are all one. That human beings, and the entire universe, is unified by consciousness. Consciousness is not generated by the brain. The brain is a sender and receiver of consciousness. Consciousness extends beyond the individual and connects apparently […]

Unchecked

Looking at the world around us, it’s clear that something isn’t quite right. Corruption at the highest levels. Wars. Famine. Pollution. Poverty. Environmental destruction. The annihilation of complete species. Perhaps even our own demise looms on the horizon… Sometimes it’s overwhelming. To the point where I want to shout: “What can I do!? I’m just […]

Struggle

Some time ago,¬†somewhere in a long-forgotten note book, out of pure exasperation I scribbled down the phrase “Life is a constant struggle”. This was how I felt at the time. The feeling was a constant presence of nervous anticipation that I lived with for many years. Sometimes I still feel this way, but there is […]

Love is Pain

Love is Pain. And I’m not talking about sadomasochism or a valentine’s break-up. Nor am I referring to our romanticised ideas of lust and passion. Generally our culture is at a loss for words when it comes to describing real love. I’m talking about the kind of love that is honest, accepting and forgiving, no […]

Nothing is Completely Hidden

I have struggled with intense irritation, frustration and anger for a long time. I still do. But there are signs of hope. There is a way to overcome it. For as long as I can remember I would get allergic reactions that caused physical symptoms of irritation. These intensified during my teenage years and into […]

To Love, Truly, is First to be Alone

Being alone does not mean that you are lonely. And vice versa. Being lonely does not mean that you are alone. Being alone is a simple matter of physical circumstance. A statement of fact. You are not surrounded by people. This is solitude. While being lonely is a state of heart. You feel alone. And […]

Learning to Make Choices

I read an interesting article here about abortion being practically illegal in Ireland, as it still is in many other places around the world. And where it isn’t officially illegal it’s a social taboo. Like being gay. OK. So what does abortion or homosexuality have to do with The Church of Inner Space? Well, read […]

Words cannot explain…

How often have you heard the phrase “No words can describe…” or “Words cannot explain…”? Many people would be quick to assume that these are simply figures of speech. That actually, off course there are words to explain the experience, or the phenomenon, but that the speaker does not know these words, or that the […]