Reflection

7 03, 2024

What Might I Do Better Today?

2024-04-08T16:52:29+01:00

Do you like questions? Questions that force you to take a beat and reflect? If you do, it feels like we are members of the same small club. In truth, I am continually surprised (and shouldn't be) at how the default in public life and [...]

What Might I Do Better Today?2024-04-08T16:52:29+01:00
4 09, 2023

What in Your Opinion Is the Pursuit of Happiness?

2023-09-04T15:56:29+01:00

I was recently asked this question and here is my answer: Interesting question. My sense is that the “pursuit of happiness” (as we currently understand that word) is an illusion. A pursuit implies that we don’t yet have whatever it is we are chasing. This striving for something we don’t have [...]

What in Your Opinion Is the Pursuit of Happiness?2023-09-04T15:56:29+01:00
1 09, 2023

What If I’ve Lost My Passion For Everything?

2023-09-01T11:31:26+01:00

I was recently asked this question and here is my answer: I am going to a funeral of a friend’s dad shortly, so my first thought is: “Are we not privileged to feel anything?” These lines from Rumi’s The Guest House - regarding the new arrivals that come unexpectedly into [...]

What If I’ve Lost My Passion For Everything?2023-09-01T11:31:26+01:00
21 08, 2023

Are You a Complainer?

2023-08-29T14:02:27+01:00

I like to think I don't complain all that much because I don't really see the purpose or benefit. And yet, this morning I found myself settling into a conversation that revolved around complaining about people who complain too much. I know 😬 We caught ourselves reasonably early, but it nevertheless [...]

Are You a Complainer?2023-08-29T14:02:27+01:00
3 07, 2023

What Is Waiting for Me on the Mountain Top?

2023-08-29T14:03:25+01:00

Goals are sometimes equated with mountains. You trundle up the mountain with a single focus: to get to the top! We may imagine what it will be like, but we fundamentally don't know. The weather may be inclement or indeed we may be thinking about the journey back down. I have [...]

What Is Waiting for Me on the Mountain Top?2023-08-29T14:03:25+01:00
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