Wheat stubble

“We cry to God Almighty, how can we escape this agony? Fool, don’t you have hands? Or could it be God forgot to give you a pair? Sit and pray your nose doesn’t run! Or, rather just wipe your nose and stop seeking a scapegoat.” EPICTETUS, DISCOURSES, 2.16.13 My great great grandparents on my grandmothers... Continue Reading →

Get a life!

"Why then are we offended? Why do we complain? This is what we’re here for."SENECA, ON PROVIDENCE, 5.7b–8 Being offended has become a full time occupation or hobby for a great many people these days. Disagreeing with another’s opinion, a joke, the use of an “incorrect” pronoun, something from the distant past, a touch …..... Continue Reading →

Look after ALL your bodies

Look after your body" is one of those maxims that we all understand and yet mostly ignore, from the extreme of self harm/abuse to the daily stuffing of junk food into our mouths, weekend alcohol binges, or moment to moment poor body posture as we work/play on a computer or watch tv. And yet we... Continue Reading →

A Lotus For You

Two weeks ago Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice certainly curtailed my walking exercise . Early mornings were slightly less windy for an hour or two, so it was a 2 miles speed walk rather than a 4 miles leisure walk before it blew up again! Meditation as I walked was still possible as I deepened... Continue Reading →

Right here, right now

Another week passes and I discover or realise yet another similarity between the philosophy of Ancient Greeks and that of Buddhism. It was the Ancient Greeks who coined the terms Chronos and Kairos each relating to the concept of "time", with the former describing the dimension of time (direction, duration), and the latter describing the... Continue Reading →

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