The ending of long and meaningful relationship is one of the most painful experiences human beings have during a lifetime. Despite their poignancy, we are richer for having had them. I wrote this for a dear friend and I’m pleased to see it was chosen. I personally thought it was one of my best pieces this year. I now present you:
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.