The appeal of the circle has become universal, grounded in our humanity, a fixture in our psychology; a symbol of spirituality, completeness, wholeness, balance. It represents totality, infinity and perfection. However a circle is only a symbol, a shape, basically it is just an idea....

The history of zero is fairly recent history. Recent because zero wasn’t needed for the most part. Of course counting was important to civilization, but the of idea of nothing wasn’t. In fact, psychologically, zero implied nothingness, a state that was generally feared by many...

Life isn’t perfect —which is a relief. It means we can stop pretending it is, we can stop wasting too much time forcing it to be; perfect hair, perfect house, perfect partner, perfect finances, perfect job, perfect cup of coffee. In fact, to embrace imperfections...

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard the expression ‘Talk to the hand”, a sarcastic gesture meant to redirect verbal abuse away from your face and towards a more indifferent extremity, namely the hand. And while we in the West thrust our palms at each other to thwart criticism,...

Perception. How magical. That mental flashpoint that ignites our experience of life, and of course the fire of feelings that flitters, burns, sizzles and warms every moment. Perception. How mysterious. How secondary actually… effectively a filter, a collection of physical and chemical stimulation of our...

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” – Linji Yixuan Linji was the founder of Rinzai Zen over a thousand years ago. The Rinzai school uses Koan study as a method of teaching and expressing zen. Koans are aids in meditation. They are generally...

Life is strained with purpose and striving. The stress of work schedules, commuting, challenge of eating healthfully, worries over finances, social media maintenance, the general work / life balance that always seems out of balance. It feels wearisome...

Is ‘the meaning of life’ a good question? ‘Meaning’ after all is a relative term - it is not an inherent or objective feature of the cosmos. Meaning isn’t out there, it’s in our heads. Meaning is found in the interpretation of our experience. And so...