The Drawbacks of Goodness and Gratitude

As you may already know, I walk a spiritual path, or try to. I long ago became realistic about being spirit in the human world, and don’t try for the flowing robes and carefree hair, barefoot in the grass, type approach. I’m not cynical, it just doesn’t work for me. There’s too much damned realityContinue reading “The Drawbacks of Goodness and Gratitude”

Behind Belief

“The way he thought about it was this: his colleagues were excellent at reading the time on the clock face, but it often seemed to surprise them to discover there were cogs behind it that made the hands turn.”Alex North: The Half Burnt House This tickled me pink when I read it, written as itContinue reading “Behind Belief”


This post follows on from the one on Determinism last week. I found myself mulling over the idea at the weekend and the oddest thought came to me. Even before I married my ex the only eventual choice would be to divorce him. There were no other options. This got me thinking about gut instinct,Continue reading “Pre-Determined?”

When Time is Sweet

When time is sweet Like grapes on the vines Smiles and experiences grow together And make vintage memories To carry you through sour times So when life is not hard When you’re able to enjoy yourself Future proof By making as many good memories as you can And you may discover That you have moreContinue reading “When Time is Sweet”

This needs consideration

What animals make the best/worst pets? On the subject of best pets, that’s simple, anything you love or are capable of loving. I do not like rats, but I do know that if a tame rat turned up needing help, then I would help it. There’s not a lot I couldn’t love. A snake wouldContinue reading “This needs consideration”

Problem Identification Without Thinking

Too tired to think? Yet you have problems to solve? Problems that are driving you to distraction, keeping you awake at night, and playing havoc with your appetite. On top of that you have anxiety, your mind is exhausting every last ounce of your energy, and you have to get proactive? Yes you do! RelaxContinue reading “Problem Identification Without Thinking”

Is Anxiety the True Cost of Living?

So many people suffer from anxiety nowadays that it seems almost endemic in everyday life. About 3 years ago I read that mental illness was the fastest growing illness in the western world, outstripping all the physical illnesses. Has it become a habit? Unfortunately social epidemics, lifestyles and behaviours, spread as quickly and widely asContinue reading “Is Anxiety the True Cost of Living?”