Robert Burton is a physician, novelist, nonfiction author and columnist. His books include three critically acclaimed novels, and his nonfiction books include On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Aeon, and Nautilus. He is Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences at UCSF Medical Center at Mt. Zion.
There is a profound and painful sense of disconnection in humanity.
You can’t have the life you want without letting go of the life you have
We would play shower games like ‘I will remember you every time I …’ We would prepare a death ‘nursery.’ There’d be a great playlist.
Stories, fiction included, act as a kind of surrogate life.
"There's really no research that supports that point of view,"
The journey into authentic nondual experience usually entails an ongoing experience of paradox
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