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"My sense is that this situation is realistic and not pessimistic. It does matter bec…"

Robert McCarthy replied Feb 23 to SOME PESSIMISTIC THOUGHTS

2 Feb 25
Reply by David Brazier

"Acceptance of the accuracy of your words is contingent upon each of us understanding…"


2 Jan 26
Reply by David Brazier

"Remembering back, Trump tied two promises together. He will build a wall and Mexico…"

Robert McCarthy replied Jan 10 to TRICK OR TRUMP

2 Jan 11
Reply by David Brazier

"Thanks David for this important and very insightful essay. We all need much help wit…"


4 Dec 22, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

"It would be interesting if the US printed off the trillion plus dollars it owes Chin…"

Robert McCarthy replied Apr 24, 2018 to FAITH IN THE DOLLAR

2 Apr 26, 2018
Reply by David Brazier

"thank you David."

Robert McCarthy replied Mar 28, 2018 to SKRIPAL AND DIPLOMATIC POSTURING

5 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"We have til now assumed there is time for such global political developments to occu…"

Robert McCarthy replied Mar 27, 2018 to SKRIPAL AND DIPLOMATIC POSTURING

5 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"There are so many parallels here with the shooting or is it missilling down of the p…"

Robert McCarthy replied Mar 26, 2018 to SKRIPAL AND DIPLOMATIC POSTURING

5 Mar 28, 2018
Reply by Robert McCarthy

"I suppose some readers have noticed the entire national identity of Australia is und…"

Robert McCarthy replied Mar 25, 2018 to RUSSIA'S NEW WEAPONS: What does it mean?

3 Mar 26, 2018
Reply by Massimo Tomassini

"I read an article related to Trump how at the bitter end of the US civil war a new c…"

Robert McCarthy replied Dec 7, 2017 to DECLINING STANDARDS IN UK POLITICS

1 Dec 7, 2017
Reply by Robert McCarthy


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Posted by David Brazier on June 26, 2019 at 18:04 6 Comments

My medical condition continues to be a mystery. It is clear that I do not have any of the big nasty things - brain tumour, cracked skull, stroke, etc - as these have been ruled out by MRI investigation. Nonetheless I continue to have persistent, continuous head pain that varies in intensity and I become exhausted by the least effort so that I am functioning like an invalid incapable of doing very much. There is always a possibility that the whole syndrome is a…



Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on June 2, 2019 at 1:02 4 Comments

“Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? It does not mean that we suddenly believe that God exists, or that Jesus is the saviour, or that the Bible contains the truth. Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark Valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us… Continue


Posted by Geeta Chari on April 26, 2019 at 22:13 3 Comments

This is a short video of a Buddhist monk and his family. 

It raised questions on parenting and Buddhism - does detachment (or perhaps quietism), as practiced here, lead to demotivation and disengagement with the world around one?

His children find the detachment practised by the monk disquieting. They appreciate the irony of detachment, which is supposed to…


Zero Limits

Posted by Dayamay Dunsby on April 20, 2019 at 14:13 0 Comments




I have recently been made aware of a practice known as Ho’ponopono. Ho’ponopono is an ancient Hawaiian healing practice, based on universal forgiveness, that was rediscovered and popularised in the 80s. A man called Joe Vitale(Hawaiian I think)  became enchanted by the practice after his daughter was healed from an…


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