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Does a country have the right to defend itself? A Reflection

It has become an article of faith that a country has the right to defend itself. Many hold to this view as if it carried an unshakeable and irrefutable truth.

Countries worldwide use the slogan. We heard it again daily from Israel’s Prime Minister and then from US President Biden – “Israel has a right to defend itself.”

This specific statement means the nation state has the right to wage war on another country.

Is this the only way for a country to defend itself? Continue reading 



GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATING SPIRITUAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES ON A RETREAT, WORKSHOP, COURSE OR ZOOM

These guidelines  were written in 2000 following retreats in India. The guidelines were updated in 2012. They were originally published on one of my websites. A few minor edits were made this year. Continue reading 



I feel some small measure of Empathy for the Non-Violent Protesters on Capitol Hill, Washington DC last week

Updated 17 January 2021

Last Wednesday evening ( 6 January 2021), I clicked on the CNN channel giving unbroken news coverage to the protests at Capitol Hill, which had the unqualified support of President Trump. For the next hour, I watched the drama unfold and then switched off the TV. Tens of thousands of Trump supporters stayed outside the government building  while a few hundred enraged supporters stormed into the corridors and centres of power.

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12 Questions Related to these Times of a Pandemic of Uncertainy

Here are 12 questions. I believe we have many questions to address. Below is a short selection of them.

If we do not ask and explore such questions, we cannot move forward. Confirmation of answers shows in compassionate action, campaigns, protest and unprecedented change.

We will give up, become cynical or try to go back to the old ‘normal.’ The old ‘normal’ were the only conditions that resulted in the present situation. Continue reading 



A New Website. Mindfulness Support Service (MSS). Initiative of Nshorna (daughter). To address domestic and youth violence.

www.mindfulnesssupportservice.org

I am very happy to inform my worldwide contacts on social media of a remarkable initiative of Nshorna, my daughter, to set up a non-profit Mindfulness website and organisation to help address the rising tide of generational cycle of domestic abuse and youth violence. Continue reading 




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