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bias and belief

I had this astounding moment of clarity today where I could see that human beings, with very few exceptions, are primarily self absorbed and self-interested. Myself, most definitely included. This is not a condemnation – it is simply a fact. It is the way…

Being open

What does this mean? To be open? I have been reading Michael A Singer’s book “The Untethered Soul’. I have been reading this book sporadically for many months. My sister recommended it to me months ago and I bought it, but it is taking…

I heard the owl call my name

I heard the owl call my name is the title of an exquisite, very short book by Margaret Craven. It is the story of a young priest who doesn’t have long to live and is sent to minister in an Indian Village in British…

A call to arms

“They only deserve freedom, who are prepared to fight for it”. I read these words over 25 years ago on a war memorial, and had forgotten them until today. This blog began as a platform for me to share my experience with cancer, morphed…

The Little Things

I have been spending a lot of time out on my bike, photographing nature while the Covid-19 drama plays out on the global stage, and in a moment of clarity this week, I understood the value of the Little Things in living a happy…

Finding clarity

I have been spending a lot of time recently in contemplation of Life. My life in particular. Viktor Frankl wrote a book called “Mans Search for Meaning”. Viktor was a prominent Viennese psychiatrist before WW2 who spent time in Aushchwitz where he was able…

Healed by Cancer

(First, I just want to say, I love this photo. A magpie, knock-kneed, disheveled, feathers awry, completely oblivious to its appearance, just going about its business. There is a lesson in that for me.) “Healed By Cancer” is the title of a book by…

Banging on about fear

At the risk of boring everyone by going over the same thing again and again, I am going to talk about fear. We have conned ourselves. We have conned ourselves into believing that fear is a normal state. I don’t believe it is. Actually,…

When I loved myself enough

“When I loved myself enough. I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving” (From When I Loved Myself Enough by…

What lies beneath

The photo above is of the swamp at the entrance to the estate I live in. At first glance, it is butt ugly. And sometimes it smells less than fresh (to put it politely). It kind of reflects what I want to write about…