Enjoy the festive season, but do not despair if the fun does not last, welcome it. Should you at some stage feel emptiness, face those "so what" moments, or suffer existential pains; do not despair. Do not ignore your experience either and do not even try changing it with different, new or more intense activities.
I just thought to share with you some pictures from my recent program in Alice Springs which was held as a small fundraiser for the people of Nepal affected by the recent earthquakes. Held in a majestic location; a riverbed near Emily Gap; next to an amazing ancient tree holding us all in her field. About thirty
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
We can seek happiness and strive to live a happy life for example by the motto "live for the moment". But we all know that the next downturn is just around the corner. However, if we let go of seeking happiness and instead learn to live in the moment, then joy and happiness can
Rumi Calendar – Response to the October Question If Divine Justice exists why is there so much injustice in the world? Why so much inequality, why do some people live in security and comfort, while many others live under horrendous conditions? Why so many people are continually grappling with human rights abuses, hunger, disease and
Rumi Calendar – Response to the September Question White doves and Mpatapo, the Adinkra symbol of reconciliation and peace.  Tell me about forgiveness. Why should I forgive and how? Why is there so much hate and revenge? Thankfully one can still witness many instances of compassion, humanity and cooperation. Nevertheless it seems
We are True Love. Love of the truth is the ultimate love, it is the most rewarding and the most hurtful. Its path is through personal relational love, a wild dirt road, meandering through the joys and hurts of relationships! This is a follow up post from last month’s “Dear Rumi, What is true love?”.
Rumi Calendar - Response to the August Question What is True Love? Why are there so many unhappy relationships and broken hearts? Love which is based on just a pretty face; is not true love, it ends in sheer disgrace. ~Rumi  [See also the follow up post "Love hurts...it has to...to wake you up!"
Rumi Calendar - Response to the July Question What is true knowledge? What is to know? Tell me about 'not-knowing' Do you know any name without a reality? ...or have you ever plucked a rose from R, O, S, E? You have pronounced the name; now go seek the reality it points to. ...know that
Rumi Calendar - Response to the June Question: Free Will or Fatalism Do I have free will and choice in life or is it all predetermined? What does "acceptance and surrender" mean in real life? Do we have free will or is all fate bound, predestined and predetermined? This is an age old unanswered question