Impulsive or Mindful?

We’ve all done it haven’t we? Walked into a shop, with the intention of only buying the provisions we need, but ended up walking out with more. It was that bar of chocolate, packet of biscuits or crisps, bought on impulse, that became the ‘more’ than we needed. Just an unthinking moment when we reached [...]

Running in a New Tooth — The Freedman College

I have a new tooth! Hurrah! It feels beautiful. I like running my tongue over it. It feels so smooth. The old one was rough and decayed with two fillings, one had collapsed, and the other felt sharp and protruding. Now though, I have a beautiful new one. I munch with it; I chew; I [...]

Horology: An appreciation of the mind

Imagine handing over a complicated watch - that happens to be your prized possession - to an Horologist. It’s faulty and you want it fixed. Perhaps it’s made of gold and worth a great deal of money. It could also have sentimental value.  Imagine watching the horologist work You notice his hands; how steady they [...]

Caricatured or Calm

You may of experienced this yourself - being approached by a street artist who asked you if you’d like a caricatured drawing of yourself. Personally I can’t imagine anything worse. It was years ago now, on holiday with my girlfriend, when we had such an offer. We didn’t take him up on it but stood [...]

Emptiness from Meditation

“Emptiness is that which enables us to open our eyes to see directly what being is. If after careful consideration we decide to do something that we believe is the best way, from the beginning to the end we should do our best. We must respect our capability, our knowledge, without comparing ourselves with others, [...]