Building a business

As well as my blog about the struggles on the path to enlightenment and how difficult it is working towards self-improvement I have tried to offer new authors a voice by reviewing their books.  Both topics are about… Read More

The Good Mother by A. L. Bird

A L Bird will be talking about The Good Mother at the FInchley Literary Festival on Friday 24th June at 3.15pm  at Church End Library, Hendon Lane, London N3 1TR     A young girl gets into a… Read More

Feathers – Gifts from Angels?

Each time I visit my father he has a small pile of newspaper clippings for me to look at. He usually saves anything to do with writing or any medical articles he thinks may be of interest. On… 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

Which camp are you in?

So scientists have finally detected Gravitational Waves. They took their time as Einstein proposed the theory over a hundred years ago – but they got there in the end. Most of us (I assume – unless I am… Read More

Who am I to judge?

“People who judge others tell more about Who They Are, than Who They Judge.”  –  Donald  L. Hicks, Look into the stillness. I decided this year to forego that fruitless tradition of making resolutions as I have a… Read More

Ego – Good or Bad?

I recently read an article in a magazine that gave tips on how to “free yourself from your ego” and offered help in “getting rid of the ego” and it struck me that the ego often gets unfair… Read More

The Law of Reflection

“The more a characteristic in someone else bothers you the more your soul is trying to draw a reflection to your attention.”  – A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws by Diana Cooper. I have read this Law many… Read More

Everything In Moderation.

“Everything In Moderation” – My Uncle Peter (and, I believe, Oscar Wilde) This has always been Uncle Peter’s philosophy in life: Everything in moderation; nothing to excess. This is such a sensible way to live but, for me… 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