It never ceases to amaze me that in the midst of the physical and emotional agony of the cross, Jesus was able to look at the very people crucifying him and say — and, of course, mean — ”Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do”. So how did he do it? According to Christian Science founder […]
With the recent news of David Bowie’s passing I felt drawn to look a little deeper into his spiritual quest and found it as moving as his music through the decades. There’s more to the story than a blog can contain, and as with his art there were many transitions. So in my piece I’ve picked up on a couple of […]
Today (Friday October 23) the Oprah Winfrey Network’s weeklong focus on our beliefs zeroes in on the question of religious and spiritual practice. My response? Identify with the wisdom of Yogi Berra and then point to Jesus as the higher example! To read this short piece on my practice, click here.
How do you fill a seemingly “eternal black hole of despair” within you? That was the question facing Elizabeth Gilbert as divorce plunged her into deep depression. Her answer? In a moment of “revelation”, the “Eat, Pray, Love” author realized the “only thing that can fill an eternal hole is the Eternal.” She continued: “So […]
If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?, asked my recent Huffington UK blog. Here is an excerpt from it… “If you cannot measure it, it doesn’t exist,” Brené Brown was told by a research professor when still an aspiring PhD student. Now, many years later and a research professor in her own […]
My latest blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK, based on the interesting BBC Horizon programme on placebos that aired on Monday. The blog is entitled “The Promise of Placebos – and the Promise Beyond?”. It illustrates both points, respectively, through the performance of placebos and spiritual healing in the case of Parkinson’s Disease. Here […]
The following excerpt is from a blog published in the Washington Post to commemorate World AIDS Day, 1 December, 2012: Compassion for those who are HIV positive is crucial. Yet compassion by sufferers could also be vital. Recent research found that “holding a compassionate view of others” is one of four spiritual/religious attitudes that were “significantly related […]
Susan Thomas, the Christian Science Committee on Publication for Surrey was the guest on “Sunday Viewpoint” on Brooklands FM last week. She shared her thoughts about a different kind of faith, one that is based on spiritual law and a track record of experience, not on blind hope or resignation to the will of an […]