The need to be right

“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right” – J K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I mentioned in a previous blog ‘Obstacle to enlightenment’ that the biggest… Read More

Just be yourself

“When I am an old woman…I shall go out in my slippers in the rain”  –  When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph. I remember this poem from when my daughter was… Read More

Failing memory or just half asleep?

One definition of mindfulness:  “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something”. I find that with each passing birthday since graduating to the wrong side of fifty I can’t forget anything or lose an item… Read More

Hope for the future

It is believed that humankind is beginning to awaken spiritually with greater numbers questioning the meaning of life: what is our purpose? why are we here? Consciousness is spreading to a greater number of people. At first glance… Read More

The Benevolent Dictator by Tom Trott

The Benevolent Dictator is released on 1st July 2018   Ben Hollow has a deep desire to make the world a better place and from the age of ten dreamed that one day he would become Prime Minister…. Read More

Our Responsibility to be Happy

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama XIV I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s our duty to society to be happy.  At face value it seems self-centred and indulgent to… Read More

White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht

  Hana is sixteen and living on Jeju, an island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula in the south, which is under Japanese occupation. Hana is a haenyeo – a woman of the sea – and spends… Read More

Just a thought?

“History is not just about the evolution of technology; it is the evolution of thought” The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield. Thoughts are silent, private, but they shape our world. Most of what has happened and is happening… Read More

How dare she?

“Life is my school, and I’m here to learn” Shakti Gawain. Every experience has something to teach us. Today I woke in a good mood twenty minutes before my alarm was due to ring. I got out of… Read More

Do we need to believe in an elusive spiritual world to benefit from spiritual practice?

A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development – Wikipedia  The above gives a… Read More