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A Tribute To Carl Jung | Alan Watts

To the degree that a person becomes conscious that the evil is as much in himself as in the other, to this same degree he is not likely to project it on to some scapegoat, and commit the most criminal acts of violence upon other people. Now this is to my mind the primary thing […]

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The Insolubility Of Life’s Greatest Problems

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble…They can never be solved, bu only outgrown…This ‘outgrowing’, as I formerly called it, on further experience was seen to consist in a new level of consciousness. Some higher or wider interest arose on the person’s horizon, and through this widening of view, the […]

THE INFERNO OF THE LIVING

The Inferno of the Living

There are two ways not to suffer from the inferno we are all living in every day. The first suits most people: accept the inferno and become part of it to the point where you don’t even see it any more. The second is riskier and requires constant attention and willingness to learn: seek out […]

LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR | HUIWEN WU

Love Thy Neighbour

We can only love ourselves for who we are, when we love ourselves for who we are not. (an interpretation of Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself)  

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Fish’s Search For Meaning

If you are a fish, and you are trying to plant a tree, because you believe that by planting the tree you will make the world a better place, you are wrong.

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Gratitude

Sitting with my morning tea before starting to pack for Ibiza today. Reflecting on my inner state – recently I have been feeling very happy. For no reason. Just happy. With gratitude and love just flowing over me in waves. Some time ago my Vortex teacher pointed out the difference to me between Gratitude and […]

The Kipling Journal

The individual has always had to struggle from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Rudyard Kipling

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Daily Ritual

I have many people who come to the tea ceremonies and tea tours and they all drink tea in a very different way – some ceremonially for one hour every morning (like I do), some drink PG tips from the mug with the Mickey Mouse for 5 minutes before they rush to work. But everyone, […]

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Waterfall of the Soul

On the last Full Moon Tea Ceremony every woman received so many teaching from the Tea. Not in the usual way through insights while taking her in. But messages through the space and other women. There were lessons on judgement and patience, acceptance and love. My personal lesson was through the way I poured water […]

Chinese Proverb

Rivers and mountains are easy to be moved, but it is much harder to change one’s nature. Chinese proverb. . (Note: In ancient Chinese, rivers and mountains also mean “dynasty”. So literal translation can also be: “it is easier to change dynasties than to alter one’s nature.)