Welcome to my Blog

Originally dignified

Originally dignified

We can’t turn back the clocks, obviously. It would be interesting to understand the mindset that made so many of our forebears feel inclined to assert influence and authority over folks they encountered in lands far from where they came from originally. Traces of...

read more
On space invasion

On space invasion

In some circles, folks like to nurse romanticised feelings about particular inclinations. They disapprove of loners for example. Enjoying one’s own personal space is regarded as odd. What is it that triggers people when they see loners at close quarters? Do they take...

read more
Use it or lose it

Use it or lose it

Continuing the riff about conditioning, what happens when a person who previously felt in thrall to a system or way of working suddenly realises that he or she has got nothing to lose? Then that person can step forward and be counted. He or she can shoot from the hip,...

read more
Filtering of beliefs

Filtering of beliefs

Conditioning is something that is done to people. It is unlikely that anyone would willingly take on values and beliefs that are not helpful for his or her own psychological well being. For this reason, perhaps those who make public spectacles of themselves in doing...

read more
Making a move

Making a move

When I listen to my inner voice, I can tell when it is time to move on. Habits and attitudes that have been formed over long periods of time start to feel overused. Embracing new ways of being, seeing and doing can feel awkward in the beginning, but it doesn’t make...

read more
Deriving the lingo of the present from the past

Deriving the lingo of the present from the past

Past experiences accumulate to form the vocabulary that most human beings use to deal with issues in the present moment. For this reason, it makes sense to cultivate a balanced view of what each of us has already been through. People can decide the extent of the...

read more