The Embrace that Transforms

The Embrace that Transforms

Extract from Chapter One of my new book. Like so many spiritual seekers, I was hoping to win the spiritual lottery and finally wake up an enlightened being. I imagined this would fix me and my life and bring all sorts of wonderful prizes. I dreamed that I would never...
The End of Longing

The End of Longing

For most of my adult life, I lived with the constant sensation that somehow, something very important was missing. I lived with an almost permanent niggling feeling of lack. This sensation took various forms and led me to look for various fixes… from smoking,...
A Whole Lot of Nothing

A Whole Lot of Nothing

I know nothing.. nothing knows me… and nothing as it turns out, is a lot. Nothing is emptiness, is silence, is space. There’s a lot of that about, within and without. Silence and space are the the only true teachers. When you need clarity, space helps....
From Silence

From Silence

Sitting in a Quaker meeting yesterday, immersed in silence and stillness with others, these words came to me: “There is nothing that does not come from silence, that is to say there is nothing that is not of God. There is nothing that is not the creation of...

The Day is Ever New

Here is an article I wrote the other morning, sitting in bed as the day began… The Day is Ever New It’s dawn. The birds are just starting to stir. The wind rustles the leaves on the trees outside my bedroom window and I can hear the sounds of the day...