Philosophical Ponderings

Just my thoughts about life, happiness and the pursuit of meaning.

Sep 12, 2020

Reflecting on Speech

Reflecting on Speech

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [i]clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ

Sep 6, 2020

Losing Oneself

Losing Oneself

“Once you lose yourself, you have two choices: find the person you used to be, or lose that person completely.” 
- H.G. WellsShe said she thinks I may be having a mid

Sep 4, 2020

Happiness

Happiness

"Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes." - Charles DickensWhen I experience it, this state of happiness, the emotion of

Aug 26, 2020

Hope is a Bird

Hope is a Bird

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11: 1 NKJVThis morning I read a quote on hope, posted by a friend on an

Jul 23, 2020

Wings to the Mind

Wings to the Mind

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
 - PlatoI have just finished cleaning up after dinner and am now sitting on

Jul 15, 2020

Walking in Nature

Walking in Nature

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars,

Jul 9, 2020

Brave the Storm

Brave the Storm

"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But

Jul 1, 2020

Quotes for Wednesday

Quotes for Wednesday

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” 
- Alfred WainwrightWe are supposed to be going for a walk. - a long one down Bayswater road to what I believe to

May 31, 2020

Thoughts on a Sunday

Thoughts on a Sunday

I put on my red dress, the one I wore for Christmas last year, apply make-up and jewellery - the red garnet earrings and gold and diamond chain that used to belong to

May 17, 2020

Marking the Days

Marking the Days

“Time is a relationship that we have with the rest of the universe; or more accurately, we are one of the clocks, measuring one kind of time. Animals and aliens may measure it

May 12, 2020

Listening to God

Listening to God

“In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, the Beloved is seeking the person much more.”
 - St John of the CrossIn the second week of

May 10, 2020

Harsh Realities

Harsh Realities

This is an usual country. My daughters have called it “cringey” because many of what the people here focus on, or prioritise seem corny or superficial to them. When we watch the news