Transpersonal Psychology presentation: Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 March 20th, 2015|

Transpersonal Psychology is gradually gaining more interest and it is my privilege to be giving a presentation this coming Wednesday for the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG) of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). The details from Dr Jonathan Tandos; Acting National Convenor TPIG APS; are below. Self-realisation in Rumi’s psychology: Journey of transformation from ego self to

In Broken Images

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:33+00:00 May 7th, 2014|

He is quick, thinking in clear images; I am slow, thinking in broken images. He becomes dull, trusting to his clear images; I become sharp, mistrusting my broken images. Trusting his images, he assumes their relevance; Mistrusting my images, I question their relevance. Assuming their relevance, he assumes the fact; Questioning their relevance,  I question the fact. When the

Messiness is simply being human, so is divinity; listen to Rumi

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:36+00:00 September 6th, 2013|

"Who am I?" Rumi poem with original Persian recitation Rumi's poetry could be truly transformative. This is one of the ones I loved so much that I decided to translate it to English (Rumi wrote predominantly in his mother tongue, Persian). It beautifully describes the messiness of being a human; struggling with temptations, insecurities, thoughts

Hold your goals lightly, not tightly.

By | 2017-12-28T13:05:16+00:00 August 8th, 2013|

In a recent seminar, someone asked me about a spiritual experience she often has during meditation and wondered why such beautiful experience repeatedly reaches a certain height and stops despite her longing for it to go higher. My response to her was along the lines that no one really knows, but I wonder why you want it to go “higher”? Is there a value judgement here that the higher the experience the better? It would be worthwhile to explore where such belief comes from for you.

Source of the new! ( a poem by Rumi)

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:37+00:00 January 30th, 2013|

Source of the new! There surely exists a deeper world. What’s the telling sign you ask? The renewal of the moments, the passing of the old. A new day, a new night; new gardens, new life, every breath brings about fresh insights; newness is richness, joyfulness. Where does the new come from? Where does the

Sweet darkness

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:39+00:00 October 8th, 2012|

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. 

The Journey

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:39+00:00 October 5th, 2012|

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop.