My open letter to transwomen

 I first met a transgender person in the early 1990s, when I organized a discussion on transsexuality at the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. The event was attended by former Tero, current Teresa and her father. Teresa was a delightful person and her story was fascinating.But to be honest, I remember her father better. He…

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What spirituality is?

I recently got into a heated Facebook debate (!), where I was asked what spirituality is.I couldn't answer then. But later I remembered what I wrote in my second book Iso ajatus:According to the ancient Greeks, we have two channels into reality. We can approach it through Logos or Mythos.Logos has meant knowledge and science…

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The wildfire of disagreement

I recently chatted with an American woman who thinks the mainstream media is lying and the pandemic is a hoax and there is no point in using masks.I tried for a moment to present different perspectives, such as perhaps the mainstream media is doing their best in this confusing situation and has ended up…

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My sad letter to Steven Pressfield

Last week Wednesday, at 4 am, I sent an email to Steven Pressfield.Steven is a writer. He has written fiction but also inspiring books for those who want to be writers or have just started. He encourages others to get on with their creative endeavors.Emails that are sent at 4 am are not usually…

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To hell and back

I have learned not to worry too much about what other people say of me or my doings.  It is not that I don’t care what the others think. I do care.  I do care because I care about people. But I have long since just dropped the need to seek support for my…

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Listen Lowly

I know, I know – its getting annoying.  Meditation seems to be everywhere.  Wall street, Super Bowl, Huffington Post, US army.  Oprah talks about it, Ellen Degeneres talks about it, The American Heart Association talks about it. Meditation is getting out of yoga studios and spiritual communities , into where life happens. It is…

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All or nothing

I maintain that kindness is not a passing behaviour. It is a place. The roots of kindness are in compassion. You cannot be compassionate only to something. If you are compassionate, you are compassionate to all sentient beings, including those who are lost and thus behave badly. They are the ones who need compassion…

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