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Putting down burden - AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

Two monks carrying a burden

An older and a younger monk are walking back to their monastery when they notice a young woman passed out in the middle of a busy road. The older monk tries […]

AnAccidentalAnarchist.com - Freud speaking of Impermanence

Freud’s requiem and the joy of transience

This writing is a translation of an original short essay written by Sigmund Freud in November 1915. It’s often referred to as his ‘Requiem’ (an act or token of remembrance) and […]

Art in Everyday life - AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

Living as art, mindfulness and alchemy

Alchemy is the alluring art of turning ordinary base metals into gold. For many years scientists spent hours mixing powders, fluids, cleaning soot and smoke off their faces in their attempts to […]

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Mindfulness and overthinking abstraction

Abstraction is a fundamental part of human thought and conscious, something we use throughout our work, our studies and our daily life. Most people exist in a world of abstraction, so what is it? and why do we do it?

5 tips for meditation - from the AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

5 tips for beginners meditation

The aim of these tips is to share some of my practical experience to perhaps help other beginners towards some very sublime meditations. Before you read this, let me first […]

Sunset over Greenwich park - from the AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

You can’t have the sunset

I like watching the sunset, I do it quite often. I am lucky enough to live near Greenwich park and admire its serene glide into the London cityscape. People gather there, all […]

Do we really have free will? - from AnAccidentalAnarchist.com

The coin

So, I was reading something today that got me thinking about determinism and the question of free will, ‘do we really have it?’ It’s a fairly big debate with strong […]