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Halcyon actively monitors change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

A Mundane Comedy is Dominic Kelleher's new book, which will be published later in 2023. The introduction is available here and further extracts will appear on this site in the coming months. Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts.

The 52:52:52 project, launching both on this site and on Twitter in early 2023 will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

Self-Esteem

On the Self
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Halcyon In Kal… 9 July 2022

 

The Ego Trick looked at the 'bundle theory' of the self, and argued that we don't have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses.

Meanwhile, a Harvard clinical psychologist and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, examined the nature of awareness and self.

 

On Anonymity

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Is our great contemporary fear anonymity?

If the property that grounded the self in Romanticism was sincerity, and in modernism was authenticity, then in postmodernism is it visibility?  So asked the writer of a thought-provoking article on our obsession with connectivity.

Is this what our contemporary selves really want?  To be recognised, to be connected, to be visible, if not to the millions via, say, the X Factor, then at least to the hundreds, via Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn?

Identifying dangers of "needing to please"
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Halcyon Identifies 12 December 2013

The ‘disease to please’ is apparently a dangerous condition that can lead to terrible suffering and even suicide, claimed a leading commentator.

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You know when you lean back too far in your chair and almost fall backwards but save yourself at the last second? ...I feel like that all day - Stephen Wright

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You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in a drop - Rumi

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When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you - Laozi

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Life is a rainbow which also includes black - Yevgeny Yevtushenko