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Meditation as a Path to Peace, Part II

TweetPart 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.

TweetWhen 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.

TweetBirthdays 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

TweetBy 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

TweetI 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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Meditate Profoundly

TweetThe 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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A Facebook page owner’s day

TweetI started my first facebook page, Trying God’s Patience, at the end of October 2011, and as at the end of 2012 it had near-on 75,000 followers. It started more-or-less as an experiment, but with every new comment from its readers, it took on its own life. – Every day, someone says “that was just what…

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Trying God’s Patience

TweetWhat does it mean to “try God’s patience”? Since God is the perfection of all human virtue, I don’t really believe His patience is being tried.  Nonetheless it is a phrase, and one reminiscent of a humbler god that rolls his eyes in exasperation every now and then at the failings, stumblings and sheer stupidity…

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