What is life really about?
What is life really about? Walking on the beach this morning I had a sort-of epiphany, an experience of what I interpreted to be the two worlds created by the left and right brain. I realised there really are two distinctly different ways I can be in the world: One way I could be in the world, as I walked along the [...]
I’ve gone organic, and this is ...
I’ve gone organic, well, where an easy enough choice is available for not a completely unaffordable price. I’m trying to go to the Marrickville farmers markets on Sundays, to buy a box of ethical vegies, fruits, meats, and other products and support more local farmers and small business. Why? It is a stretch to say that buying locally grown organic [...]
Accidentally on Purpose
Stumbled across this poem by Robert Frost and thought I would share. It’s called “Accidentally on Purpose”: The Universe is but the Thing of things, The things but balls all going round in rings. Some mighty huge, some mighty tiny, All of them radiant and mighty shiny. They mean to tell us all was rolling blind Till accidentally it hit [...]
Global wealth pyramid – Credit ...
If your total wealth is over 1 million dollars you are in the top 0.5% of the global wealth pyramid. If you have between 100k and 1m, you are in the top 7.5%. If you have somewhere between 10k and 100k, you are still in the top third of the global pyramid. If you own over 50 million dollars worth [...]
Is colour real? Reality and rainbows.
‘Extensive studies of colour perception over several decades have made it clear that there are no colours in the external world, independent of the process of perception.’ Since I was a child I’ve wondered if what I see to be green is the same as what you see to be green. I wondered if I were to switch places with [...]
Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Personal Statement
As a "non-indigenous" Australian living on what was once the land of the Cadigal and Wangal Wangal communities, I wish to acknowledge the inter-generational responsibility that I feel toward the colonial past. As a beneficiary of "White Australia", to the Eora people of Sydney, I request your forgiveness. I stand in solidarity with your rightful demands to self determination and active participation in governmental decisions, and I hope I may learn from your eco-spiritual connection. May we, as Tom Trevorrow of the Ngarrindjeri puts it, learn to 'respect, care and share' the gifts that our planet offers us.