Breathe

I don’t know about you, but for me, the mere fact of saying or hearing that one word makes me automatically conscious of my breathing and I can’t help but take in a big gulp of air. It is like a reminder, a wide open door on a moment of freedom. Clearly, we cannot remember where we came from – no one remembers the moment of their birth; and clearly, we don’t know where we…

Time

Some people have more than they need while others never seem to have enough even though we all function with the same clock and calendar. Time is a mental concept invented by man and it rules our lives. Imagine if there were no months, no weeks, no hours. Only the sun and the moon, alternately rising and setting, and the ebb and flow of the seasons. No more RRSPs, no more past, no more future.…

The fabric of life

This week, I’ve been preoccupied by a campaign against over-packaging taken on by an environmental protection agency. This is only the starting point leading to deeper musings and not meant as criticism of said campaign. It was the perfect segue to bring me to my favourite subject: humans. This worthwhile campaign points the finger at commercial product over-packaging. The first email I received about this campaign was about a water bottling company and if memory…

See, love, be.

We all need to feel loved. That need can manifest itself in different ways – a need for attention, a need for validation, pride, the fear of being judged, etc. We were once pure love. Life, the dual reality in which we live has taught us want and fear. Those moments form our personality, our ego; that part of us that needs to be loved, respected, acknowledged… it all requires vast effort and energy. To…

Dreams

A third of our life is spent sleeping. Dreams take place during REM sleep. Scientific sources say that a person can dream on average 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes) per night based on 15 to 20 minutes of REM sleep per cycle with 4 to 5 cycles per night A sixty-year-old will have spent 5 years dreaming with a total of 20 years sleeping! What are dreams? How is it that in a…