Category archive: Meaning & Sense

Getting to ‘Go’

There are two types of people in the world – those that want to make a difference, and the rest that don’t realise that’s why they’re here. Of the first group that want to make a difference – there are two types – those that are doing it, and those that are waiting – generally…

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and that was 2012… far out!!!

Remember this feeling a year ago:   I’m wondering now if 2011 got the better deal after all. Let’s not recount the many local, national and global dramas and their horrific impacts.  But I so want to speak to the suffering of so many individuals, not least in their wondering “Why?!”  (Or as some of…

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Meditation as a Path to Peace, Part II

Part I of this post is here. A definition of meditation, for which I insert Wikipedia’s introduction (ref): Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind and/or induces a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit, although it can be argued meditation is a goal in and of itself. The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices…

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Why I wrote a novel, and why I’ll write another.

When one writes – especially something LONG that isn’t part of a thesis one HAS to finish – one does get to wonder WHY?  Why on earth did I start this?  Why am I carrying on?  And then: Why am I going to put myself through all this again? Initially, the adventure was almost entirely…

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Batting 50.

Birthdays have always been a point of reflection for me, especially the big birthdays, the ones with a zero at the end.  So this particular one – today – has provoked a great deal of thought. Firstly, I am truly grateful to have got this far, sans major illness, but certainly with a few crises…

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Meditation as a path to Peace, part I

By way of introduction, a potted history of my own changing beliefs and views on the Universe. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t believe in God; when I was very little I often dreamed of flying around the skies with God; when I was a young teenager it was my mother’s wish in…

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Waking Up

I have fallen for Anthony de Mello: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_de_Mello Few people will consistently learn to operate at a higher level of consciousness than asleep, the level they’re born with.  Waking Up isn’t actually so easy. I have learnt that the simplest, most effective key is to open your heart, for which you must ask the assistance of God,…

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Many Paths

“We may liken truth to a mountain, and the various interpretations of that truth to different paths leading up to the summit.  Many people are travelling along these paths, and everyone while he is at the bottom thinks his path is the only one…” Max Heindel was a mystic of sorts, born into the German…

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There’s nothing so true as a good dichotomy…

The Universe is loaded with contradictions.  There is nothing so close to the Truth – I’ve noticed – I believe – as when opposing views both contain some goodly amount of truth. Creation vs Evolution the greatest case in point.  So much more fun when we think in terms of Creation-Evolution. To be both content and discontent…

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Meditate Profoundly

The power that underlies all things in the Universe – whether you think of that as Light, Love, God, Energy or the Divine – gives us life, health and abundance. When we connect with that power – or with He/She – then we come in contact with unending grace, generosity, forgiveness and love, and we…

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