The Embrace of Yourself

The Embrace of Yourself

Whenever I invest in a self image that is not wholly true, I suffer. What is wholly true, embraces the absolute and relative realms of our directly experienced reality. It may be relatively true that I feel fear and doubt at times but those feelings are not ultimately...
Awakening Is Not a Magic Pill

Awakening Is Not a Magic Pill

For so long I imagined and dreamed that waking up would be like taking a magic pill. I dreamed that depression and anxiety and other mental and emotional difficulties would just vanish into thin air. When I was really honest with myself, like so much of my desperate...
Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering

Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering

After months of prevarication, I have finally started to write my next book! Here is an extract from an early chapter. Egocentric Living and the End of Suffering After about 5 years of working as a professional actor, with some promising but ultimately false starts, I...
I’m Too Sexy for My (shirt) Label

I’m Too Sexy for My (shirt) Label

I had some brilliant and engaging conversations with writer Tony Green this past week about sexuality and identity (check out his page here) Something that has felt true all my life is that human sexuality is flowing and free and that many people (me included at...
Living Freely

Living Freely

More and more these days I get a sense of both being here and not being here. It is one of those divine paradoxes that makes no sense to the reasoning mind but which is understood through living it. Language can paint a picture but it is limited because it assumes...