I've been meditating on and off since 2017. When I first read about it in Sapiens, I was astonished. I was reading a book that didn't focus on spiritual trivia, yet here was the author explaining how he has a daily meditation practice. I started using an app called 'headspace' in 2017, which you can … Continue reading Book Review: Waking Up
I want to know all the answers. It’s maddening really, the quest for knowing trumps the quest into being time and time again. I seem to have a desire to understand so much to make sure I am either believing things that are correct or seeing where I am wrong and move onto a ground … Continue reading To answer it all
I was running the other day. Everything I saw around me the hills, trees, streams, cows, humans and deer, was formed in its base elements far before the formation of the world it now finds itself caught upon. In the ancient stars, which collapsed and exploded as they grew old and unstable, there formed these … Continue reading Where does this leave us?
I am a big fan of Douglas Murray, and when I saw that his 2013 book 'Islamophilia' had been reissued (after the original publisher when bust and the book stopped being available), I had to pick it up and work through it as soon as possible. I was instantly curious about this book, with a … Continue reading Book Review: Islamophilia
What are the consequences of my writing and thinking? When all is said and done, have my decisions and actions made any difference at all? I believe they have insofar as I look at the path my life is on and see how different things are to where they could well have been if I … Continue reading Consequences
A couple of blog posts ago I spoke about the concerns I have around grounding reason, or rationality or sense. It's something that I've been thinking about a lot recently. The truth is I live each day as if reason was objective, but I still don't understand how it can be if there isn't a … Continue reading Objective VS Subjective
I heard about this book on the Waking Up app. I use it every single day to meditate and reflect. I tend to get up at 5 am, get a cup of coffee, spend some time stretching (yoga) and then meditate for at least 10 mins before I do anything else. I will be writing … Continue reading Book Review: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
It's really strange having fallen from faith to now be starting to wonder if faith is the only way to underpin the very thing I used to push faith away with in the first place (rationality). I have noticed a fair few people lashing out at me about this recently. It's not that I am … Continue reading In the first place…
Agnostic Atheist. It's a term I have used a lot on the podcast and one that I explain in this way. Agnostic is due to knowledge; I don't know if God is real or not. Atheist is because I am not convinced that there is a God, not because I know there isn't a God. … Continue reading So what now?
You will, I hope, have read in my last book review how much of a challenge I found Miracles by C.S. Lewis. I don't want to shy away from this challenge, rather I want to begin to push further into it and really allow myself to begin to explore the various elements it will raise … Continue reading Book Review: Richard Dawkins, C.S. Lewis and the Meaning of Life