Blog Beyond Form

Sydney Banks

The Symptoms of Inner Peace

Symptoms of Inner Peace_1280_Image by DreamyArt from Pixabay

Image by DreamyArt from Pixabay


In my childhood home, there is a wooden picture frame displaying the Symptoms of Inner Peace, which is a numbered list of 12 symptoms that beautifully points towards the truth of our experience. I have always liked this description of Inner Peace, but it has become even more meaningful to me now that part of my work is to help people awaken to the innate peace-of-mind that is always available at the core of their being; often innocently hidden by all the noise of…

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The Origin of Life Beyond Form

orion-nebula-11185_1280_Image by WikiImages from Pixabay

Image by WikiImages from Pixabay


All my life I have been fascinated by the structure of things and how they work; this has been especially true with our psychology. Growing up, I was constantly exposed to the latest psychological ideas and models that my parents were exploring as part of their careers. My father was a psychiatrist and my mother was both a psychotherapist and a clinical director. I have many memories of listening to them talk about their work after dinner; my siblings would go b…

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