Truth Bomb Tuesday: Robo-apocalypse?

Don’t want to live in a robotised world? Then stop calling it in. So China has unveiled a bank, the first in the world, to be fully staffed by robots. And that’s not a glamorous name for a computer algorithm. We’re talking actual robots. Look at the photo. The receptionist looks like Astro-boy. Robots greet […]

Thinking about thinking… ?

Our thinking about thinking is probably wrong. The idea that our thoughts are ours – that they arise out of our own brains – is relatively new. For a long time, in many civilisations, it was believed that your thoughts emerged from an interplay with your environment. It’s probably hard for us to imagine what […]

Why Doubt is a Good Thing

Even Jesus had a moment of doubt. Is it part of the process? Within most wisdom traditions there are elements that are clear cut (thou shall not steal), and elements that are more mysterious. It’s these more mysterious elements excite me most, and where the biggest opportunities for growth are. And perhaps it’s only because […]

Truth Bomb Tuesday: Finding compassion in the dark

What does compassion look like? Stumbled on this quote searching the internets the other day: “Compassion is knowing our darkness well enough that we can sit in the dark with others.” Pema Chodron. I love everything about this, and there’s two elements here that are key to being a fully rounded person. The first is […]

Clearance rates Showing Market Is On Upswing

Data suggest that sentiment in the market has turned. I get the sense that the ice is breaking and we’re seeing a thaw in the property market. Sydney prices are down 26 weeks in a row, but unless APRA does something stupid (no guarantees there!) we should see things start to pick up from here. […]