I have realised that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is. -Alan Watts Where…
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CONTROL: The power to influence or direct people's behaviour or the course of events. Control = good - Out of control = bad That’s what we’re taught is…
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For weeks now I’ve been writing about the importance of experience; real life, hands dirty, down to earth experience. But I have a confession to make; …
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Last week we asked; What is Experience? That article finished with a summary. Things happen (EVENTS) We form opinions about them (probably wrong) Our o…
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Let’s begin with a definition. There are many to choose from, but I like this one from Merriam-Webster: The conscious events that make up an individual…
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We’ve had friends visiting this week, like us they’ve sold their boat and are now living life ashore, in a home on wheels. Inevitable we got talking ab…
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Type ‘experientialist’ into any device with spell check and you’ll probably be asked if you meant ‘experimentalist’. Whilst spell check can be a boon s…
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I’ve spent the last 15 years living in small spaces. Two tiny rental cottages, a boat and now, a caravan. They are experiences that have taught me many…
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The author Philip Pullman once wrote: I’m for open-mindedness and tolerance. I’m against any form of fanaticism, fundamentalism or zealotry, and this c…
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Over the last few weeks Gail and I have been watching a series on the BBC called 'Race Across The World'. The show’s premise is simple. Five couples ha…
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Last time out I talked about change. About how life itself is change, and how we must adapt to it or die. Unexpected and unwanted change will come alon…
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Life is change Heraclitus of Ephesus, the Greek philosopher, said that some 2,500 years ago. You can't argue with it. We all live, and we all experienc…
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