Monthly Archives: June 2014


I am conscious that some of my weekly ‘tidbits’ probably call out my own midlife crisis / exploration more than anything else. This, of course assumes I will live to be 100! In the interests of being vulnerable, here goes: I have been thinking about goodness. I guess its because of the preparation that’s going on for the team day coming up in September. It might also link to a collection of experiences and learnings that have come across my path over the last 12 months. So I am really playing around with the idea that ‘being good’

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Higher Consciousness

The term ‘higher consciousness’ is often used by spiritually-minded people to describe important but hard-to-reach mental states. Hindu sages, Christian monks and Buddhist ascetics all speak of reaching moments of ‘higher consciousness’ – through meditation or chanting, fasting or pilgrimages. Unfortunately, the way in which these spiritual people discuss their states of higher consciousness has a tendency to put a lot of secular types on edge. It can all sound maddeningly vague, wishy washy, touchy-feely – and, for want of a

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