This is the first in a series of eight “old age” reflections on this period of my life. The process and place of such reflections is described in the final paragraph. It conjures up the words, struggle, doggedness, learning experience, responsibility, family. They’re not in any particular order but it definitely set a platform for … Continue reading Ego Integrity: 1/8 Why did I leave school?
Positive reflections in old age are an important part of personal fulfilment. Existentialism and Epicureanism are ready made concepts to guide you into it, unless you are part of the Forever Young Brigade!
SIR ROGER SCRUTON, has died aged 75. He was a philosopher and academic variously identified as “one of the nearest things Britain has to a public intellectual”, Britain’s favourite “token reactionary” (his own description), and even “the thinking man’s skinhead”. As one of the most contentious figures in British public life, Scruton operated as an … Continue reading A Light Has Gone Out Across England!
A new beginning is how many of us see the first few days of the new year. I have never been one for the "one-minute-to-midnight mania" counting down the last ten seconds before Big Ben chimes, the firework displays, the faux friendship to all mankind that lasts all of a couple of minutes before that … Continue reading New Year Revelations: How to set good goals.
Dr B and Siddhartha discuss the mantra and meditation process for invoking The Medicine Buddha in seeking personal and universal freedom from pain, disease and suffering. Hello Doc, I see you are having a glass of wine or two these days, is that wise? Hi Sid, it's OK, I had no wine from September a … Continue reading Dr B and Siddhartha Discuss Medicine Buddha