Philosophical Ponderings

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

Dec 28, 2020

The Season of Enough

The Season of Enough

It is lockdown and almost everything is closed, the streets are empty and at times it is so deadly quiet I feel as if we are the only people on the planet. Yesterday

Dec 21, 2020

Not a Merry Christmas

Not a Merry Christmas

Most of us have heard about the moral fable of the frogs in boiling water, that is often used to warn about the slow erosion of liberties or any other slow threat. The

Dec 10, 2020

Who Promised you a Rose Garden?

Who Promised you a Rose Garden?

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it

Dec 2, 2020

Keep on Dancing

Keep on Dancing

I have always believed that life rewards action, yet so often I worry about the outcome of my choices, the consequences of my actions. I toil over the result, the cost – loss or

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