Tackling ethics in an ecological emergence(y): the importance of vigil(ance)

Emergence and emergency don’t just sound the same. They encompass a parallel set of initiatives, the urgent and the critical, the calling for attention, the insistence of vigilance in what is arising into awareness. In thinking about the ecological emergency, which includes climate change and biodiversity loss and all the associated suffering, but also theContinue reading “Tackling ethics in an ecological emergence(y): the importance of vigil(ance)”

Respect means to look again, compassion means with appreciation of suffering

We all suffer from a nagging sense of fear, or anxiety, or dissatisfaction, or loneliness, at some point. To recognise that this is in some sense an illusion brought about by the patterns that contain and occupy us like fractals which then bloom into other possibilities related to the last. Seeing this is not toContinue reading “Respect means to look again, compassion means with appreciation of suffering”

Covid – fact checking the fact checkers

Someone sent me this video today. https://odysee.com/@vaccines-covid-nwo:3/JgxEMA02opvp:6. They asked me about my thoughts on this. I’m interested in bodily integrity and rights erosions in the interests of ‘the common good’ so this is a philosophical issue. But obviously this is also a hugely emotive and controversial issue. I’ve gone through the video and the FactContinue reading “Covid – fact checking the fact checkers”

It’s definitely a philosophy, but it’s also a practice

I will, eventually, begin to categorise these posts, although it’s hard to do so with any real accuracy since the boundaries between philosophy, yoga, and my personal musings are not at all obvious to me very much of the time. This piece is adapted from an outline of the first chapter of my thesis, however,Continue reading “It’s definitely a philosophy, but it’s also a practice”

“All conservation of wildness is self-defeating. For to cherish we must see and fondle and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wildness left to cherish.” Aldo Leopold

I don’t know if it was Aldo Leopold’s words that first inspired this debate for me: what basis could there possibly be for getting people to curb their actions when those actions were motivated by the urge to see beautiful places, or experience unusual or extreme situations? An image of a line of footprints, thenContinue reading ““All conservation of wildness is self-defeating. For to cherish we must see and fondle and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wildness left to cherish.” Aldo Leopold”

Three things that are wrong with the philosophies of Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, and three things you can do instead

  Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra have made a lot of money telling people to live in the now, and to attract wealth and influence by having positive thoughts that have higher vibrations. There are an awful lot of people who have spent considerable amounts of money buying courses and books in the hope thatContinue reading “Three things that are wrong with the philosophies of Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, and three things you can do instead”