The Mystery of Self

Trevor Paton is both a Christian brother and a science teacher. He is the director of the Glenburn Centre for Spirituality and Ecology, a retreat and learning space for people to explore the spiritual and ecological dimensions of their lives and ''reflect on what it means to be human in an evolving universe'' (www.edmundrice.org/glenburn.html ).

Trevor reflects on the mystery that is the self in a fast changing world. He speaks from an open heart and shares with us pearls of wisdom, poetry and silence.

"You have within you the same kind of wisdom that enabled the supernova to do what it did and to seed the universe with life giving elements. We have inherited that deep creativity ... and if it comes from the heart it can be trusted. When one searches and looks, what comes from the heart often isn't linguistic, it's not someone giving you words, it's the deep experience of our instinctive wisdom."