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The Inner Critic: Balancing Strength and Compassion

Elle Hunt wrote a great article in the Guardian newspaper on 6 January 2021 called “Silence your inner critic: a guide to self-compassion in the toughest times.” It headlines compassion in the process of dealing with the inner critic, and it touches on many of the aspects that we have found to be useful in […]

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Object Relations and Inquiry

It might seem unusual to hear someone waxing lyrical about object relations! But I find them fascinating, and after twenty years of exploring with them with the Diamond Approach, they just get more and more so. A human being is a world within a world. At any rate that is how we experience things. It is how our soul […]

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Curiosity and Coronavirus

They say a change is as good as a holiday. Well, we’re going through some radical change now! So what’s so good about a change? What so good about a holiday? Well, when we are no longer locked into our ordinary patterns reinforced by our daily routines, we find we feel free. We feel open. […]

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Post Truth?

I wrote this blog about truth and the inner flame just before a weekend I’ll teach on 24-26 January in London. You can see more about the event here. In our current “post truth” world of “alternative facts” you might wonder what is up with the notion of “truth”? Is this still relevant? Is it just […]

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How Inquiry Continues a Natural Developmental Process

In this video I talk about how inquiry in the Diamond Approach continues a very natural developmental process to a profound new level. I consider the quality of sweet, melting love. I look at some of the developmental stages of a particular quality of our consciousness that have been well studied in psychological development, and […]

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Inquiry as a Key Life Skill for the 21st Century

In this video I discuss how knowing yourself better than the artificial intelligence (AI) engines out there is a key life skill in the new world. Inquiry is the ultimate “know yourself” practice. This was inspired by a Sam Harris “Making Sense” podcast with Yuval Noah Harari.

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The Diamond of the Diamond Approach

Here I talk about the diamond-like quality of mind, in every day terms, based on a discussion with a friend who had no experience with the Diamond Approach or other spiritual practice. This conversation with him really showed me that many people might be able to relate to or recognise a hint of this quality […]

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