How Badly Adapted We Are to Life on Earth

We’re used to singing the praises of the human mind and body: these are, from many perspectives, truly astonishing pieces of engineering. We have brains capable of doing fractal equations, translating…

On Knowing Who One Is

Many of us are wandering the earth, accomplished in many ways, capable of fulfilment at points, but with a fundamental wound that stops us from becoming who we might be: we…

The Truth May Already Be Inside Us

From a young age, we’re taught to expect that the truly important ideas must lie outside of us, usually very far outside of us in time and place. Someone else –…

What Is the Meaning of Life?

To wonder too insistently what ‘the meaning of life’ might be marks you out as being somewhat heavy, weird or just naïve. People nowadays often say – sometimes in a sad…

Why Our Best Thoughts Come To Us in the Shower

We might suppose that the best place to think would be a large room with a big desk, plenty of natural light and a window with a view – perhaps onto water…

Why Self-Analysis Works

There are some of us who regularly feel a powerful need to go away and think rather more than is typically allowed or taken to be normal. This business of thinking…