Category Archives: Discernment


Absence I’ve come to understand that absence lies at the heart of our seeing more clearly. It’s often in something’s absence that we suddenly begin to see, whatever it is, in a new light. Absence has this wonderful capacity to … Continue reading

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I wonder if much of what we call hope isn’t a kind of hopeful guarantee that things will turn out in accordance with what we wish for and want. That’s more than often the case, I’m sure, but is that … Continue reading

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Blind Faith

I’m afraid I’m not a fan of blind faith having once again this week seen a rather stupid example of it. But that’s just me. I’m coming to understand that one of the most difficult things to do is what … Continue reading

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Dying For “Truth”

Watched an interview with a member of ISIS in which he “bravely” announced that he would die for the truth. Oscar Wilde described this kind of thing as, the fatality of faith, and I must say I agree. Trading in … Continue reading

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Pretence – Is It Needed?

I read a marvellous quote on Rogene’s blog, Espirational. It was by Meryl Streep. She said, “Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting is a very valuable like skill and we do it all the … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Passivity

In the West intense interest in the practice of Mindfulness has been nothing short of phenomenal. I practice it myself and have experienced life-changing benefit from it. Others I know have received the same. But, as I’ve shared in this practice … Continue reading

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Imitating Others

Watching Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street” I couldn’t help but feel that every now and again I seem to be recognizing someone else in some of his mannerisms and gestures. Then, in a flash it hit me, … Continue reading

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