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Surviving in the middle

This is the most beautiful animation short film I’ve seen. Probably ever. And I realize that sounds hyperbolic. But yes, hyperbole counts too. There are no words spoken in this short about a plane crash survivor and his loyal dog, but the camera work, the dreamy animation style, the way the focus thrusts you in …Continue Reading >>>

My Life Itself

My life itself is sacred. It is not sacred merely in small doses. It is not sacred only on weekends or on special occasions when I feel at one with things. It is not sacred because it is consecrated to some lofty ideal or because I am special or holy. It is sacred when I …Continue Reading >>>


Your life is not the breathing space squeezed between your birth and your demise. In fact it is not “your life” as such. You own none of it: your failures, your disappointments, your accidents, your successes, your failed attempts at mastery and your many inabilities. Even “your” thoughts are not the things in your head …Continue Reading >>>

Free will versus determinism

As a young clinical psychologist in training, I was often preoccupied with the ‘deeper’ philosophical questions about human behaviour – the ones we in the profession hardly ever examined in public when we were taught to produce a CBT chart for clients, prepare a patient for electroconvulsive therapy, or administer some antipsychotic medication. For me, …Continue Reading >>>

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Falling might very well be flying – without the tyranny of coordinates.