NEW BLOG

This is a new post pandemic blog to replace the previous blog written during the first UK lockdown. Unlike the old blog which was mostly art related this new blog is more varied with thoughts on current affairs, politics (maybe), spirituality (certainly) and possibly a little bit of art too.

 

TEABAGS

20/09/2021

Having enjoyed a nice cuppa tea this morning made from loose tea leaves I began to wonder about the use of teabags. It appears to me they are an unnecessary convenience which if we stopped using would make a huge impact on the world’s resources. Surely this has to be the way forward for a better future, namely, winkling out...

NEW ORDER pt1

12/09/2021

Watched a movie the other night called ‘New Order’ about corruption and socialist revolution in Mexico. At first it appeared to be about the age old fight of the poor and downtrodden rebelling against the rich and ruling class. After awhile it became apparent that corrupt politicians and the military were at the heart of the revolt.

CHANGE

29/08/2021

It is said ‘a leopard cannot change it’s spots’ and there are certain things a person will not be able to change about themselves. However, it is also said that change is the only constant for everything, everywhere is constantly changing.

I am convinced that thinking (as a form of action) is detrimental to real progress. Thoughts can hinder spontaneous action. Spontaneous action is progressive, single minded and natural (in harmony with the natural order of the cosmos). I guess that spontaneity is something like what is termed in Eastern wisdom as ‘non action’.

FOOTBALL

15/08/2021

This weekend sees the start of the new football season in the UK. The Premier League is one of the best and one of the most difficult leagues to win in the world. My two favourite teams are both playing in the Premier League this season but what does it really mean to support a footbal team?

ROAD LAW

08/08/2021

It is a function of law to prohibit or control certain actions. This is very evident in laws of the highways and byways. There are limits placed on the speed at which one can lawfully drive. If those limits were removed would we all start driving around like maniacs?

TWO VIDEOS

01/08/2021

There are two videos on today’s blog post that provide food for thought around the subjects of love and the society of the future. They are connected, even if it isn’t obvious. If spirituality lies at the heart of an alternative society (see Russell Brand video) then surely it’s important for us to learn to love (see Alain De Botton video)....

LIFE

25/07/2021

Life is associated with the body (the material world) for what use is the spirit of life without a body to give it expression? A body without the spirit is dead and is it not therefore also true that the spirit without a body is also dead? And yet God is described as spirit and as life but never as a body!...

DEATH

18/07/2021

Death! Is it the end or is it a new beginning? I talk about reincarnation and resurrection in the same breath. For me, while they are clearly different they are also fundamentally the same. Both are expressions of this divine truth; death is a doorway to a new beginning!

PRE EDUCATION

11/07/2021

Wouldn’t it be great if our children had our support and encouragement to be themselves without imposition for the first twelve years of their life. Rather than impose a forced education on a child of four, let the children play upto adolescence! What harm could it do? More to the point, what harm could it prevent?