Rites and Rituals: Why We Need More

Rites and Rituals: Why We Need More

Well, another holiday is upon us. For us Canadians anyway. Thanksgiving is a few days away and I am wholeheartedly looking forward to spending some quality time with family next weekend.  It’s been a tradition in my family and there is something comforting about...
HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

I read a lot about what others think is the best way to live. I have spent countless hours studying spirituality, philosophy, psychology, history, and literature trying to learn about how people live satisfying lives. Even though there is no one “right”...
WHY BOREDOM IS THE MOST POWERFUL EMOTION

WHY BOREDOM IS THE MOST POWERFUL EMOTION

Some people say that the world drastically changed on June 29th, 2007, the day of sale of the first iPhone. In my opinion, this is the true beginning of the age of distraction. Smart phones changed everything. We could literally carry the world with us a all times,...
HOW ERNEST BECKER CAN HELP US LIVE FULLY

HOW ERNEST BECKER CAN HELP US LIVE FULLY

This book has been on my to-read list for quite a while and when I finally got a chance to read it, I had to read it twice because it was so good. Ernest Becker was a cultural anthropologist whose main goal was to explore the core of human existence and behaviour. In...
HOW TO LIVE AUTHENTICALLY

HOW TO LIVE AUTHENTICALLY

Today, authenticity is such a buzzword. We are told that the road to happiness is found by being authentic.   But what does that really mean? Is there even such a thing as an authentic life? WHAT THE PHILOSOPHERS SAY  To find out what authenticity really means and how...