The School of Everyday Experience

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  In the School of Everyday Experience every student has their own curriculum. Things happen on a daily basis, and you’ve got to figure out what they are about. The Indian spiritual teacher Sivananda Saraswati (1887-1963) said, “This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become …

Discovering Treasure

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  In 1998 I hit on a goldmine in my creative work. I had been writing morning pages for over a year, and I had been working on my first book. It was a fantasy story containing lessons about the creative process. Before finishing my book I realised that I didn’t yet understand the creative process as much as I …

The Language of Doing

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  Actions speak louder than words. This common saying tells us that ‘doing’ is a well-known form of communication. We also know that children learn more from the behaviour of their elders than through the words spoken to them, or from the verbal lessons they have been taught. The Language of Doing is the natural way the Body expresses herself, …

The Language of Thinking

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  “I think therefore I am.” The famous statement by René Descartes has become the mantra of our scientific era. The capacity to think is literally equated with being human. We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, who think before they act, and who create their reality by using their thoughts intelligently. Thinking is supposed to distinguish us …