“We’re made of star stuff” Carl Sagan

Sometimes things catch you off-guard. You go looking for BIG revelations in retreats or when reading books and it never pans out and then you go about your normal stuff and BAMM it hits you. The sun is out in London today and it’s a big thing because we haven’t seen the sun in a…

The messiness of life

I’m re-reading the Stephen Grosz’s ‘The Examined Life‘ It’s a collection of case histories when he was a psychoanalyst. One of the stories is about grief and how our pursuit for ‘closure’ worsens the experience, making it all the more stressful. We want to get better. We want our grief to follow a clean 5…