Pogue, I like the teachings of Thich Nat Hanh as you will know from the quote at the top of every blog page. The tag line I think it’s called. And as I have continue reading text on love and musing about the same I have happened on this teaching. When we feed and support … Continue reading Thought on Thursday.
Hey Pogue, So you read the letter, the Musing, I sent you yesterday? The pain I had endured with a smile, a coffee, a KitKat and a conversation? Well I’m back! BMW delivered my machine back to me, like shiney new. And the sun broke out yesterday afternoon. And I rode. Deep Joy🤩. And while … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to…Because I Rode
Well Pogue, We had a conversation this week and I’m thinking we concluded that most people really don’t have much to offer. Does that sound a little harsh? Ok, so this is how I got there. We observed a situation where a number of people were offering, no, insisting on stating their opinions and had … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Here’s a musing to take into the week for you. Is being kind more important than being truthful? I found myself in a discussion with a person who was adamant that the truth always comes first and this troubled me because there are occasions when insisting on the truth does not improve the situation … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, How are things? Life good? Have you noticed that in our recent correspondence on matters of love that we’ve mentioned the importance of self love more than once? Indeed, this is a requirement of biblical importance with Jesus himself instructing that you should “love your neighbor as yourself”. “The ultimate care for self … Continue reading The Hardest Love?
Dear Pogue, Love? Nowhere do we find more said on the subject of love than in contemporary music. It seems every other song that appears wants to tell about love of one sort or another. Amongst these are some deep insights and profound thinking, none more so than Sting’s utterance: If you love someone, set … Continue reading Love, set it free.
Dear Pogue, I recently mused on a Monday and asked you to think about who Normal Man was. Remember? So who is this person (and I'll take Normal Woman for an answer)? Our new, soon to be iconic, superhero. The defender of all that makes our usual day. Protecting our boundaries from the extraordinary. Our … Continue reading Who Is Normal Man?
Well, this one's down to you Pogue. Another of your imaginative Christmas gifts. A limited edition copy of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince. First, thank you once again. Unexpected and pleasing. What more could one ask of a gift? If you've never read The Little Prince then you need to know that this seemingly … Continue reading Been Reading
Pogue, ...Monday...alarm clock noises...yawn...turn over and close eyes... But, listen, win the morning, win the day. That's what your brother's motto seems to be and he's right. Because how you approach a thing, how you start out will invariably determine your achievement. I know there's a philosophy that says that it's not how you start … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, I mentioned in a recent Monday Musings that there seems to be some importance connected to right thoughts. You might remember that I quoted: Fix your thought on what is true, and honorable and right, and pure, and lovely and admirable.Phillipians 4:8 This sort of quote pops up in many spiritual texts, almost … Continue reading Right Thought…a new Law?
Well Pogue, The first song of a New Year, a new play list and I’m going to bring you an artist I’m sure you won’t know. A song with some Indian influences because, well we are a blog without borders😎🎷🎼🎵 We will spend the year exploring different music and smiling. So here to start you … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
So Pogue, My first post of the year, aside from my Musings of course, declared that we live in a world full of potential. It's all about us. Heaven is breaking in whenever the chance presents itself. Yet so many live such poor lives. Not necessarily monetarily poor, but obviously that exists. Rather with no … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, We've just ended the craziest of years! And where you and I sit, there's still more to come as the pandemic takes a new turn, mutates and comes up smiling. But we'll get through. Not quite as we might have planned, a more subdued lifestyles for a while I'm sure but let's turn that … Continue reading Monday Musing
Hi Pogue, Here's a thing. There's a lady who calls herself Wise Hearted when she blogs. Lives on the other side of the world to us but she reads our letters. Obviously a person of great character. How they get to her remains a mystery. But she engages with them, comments and writes nice things … Continue reading Someone Called Me a Preacher!
Pogue, I'm late to put pen to paper for my Monday Musings but some days things just don't seem to flow and we write then screw up the page and condemn it to the paper bin because it wasn't invested with the truth, the emotion, the sincerity that we would want others to associate us … Continue reading Monday Musings
So the years coming towards an end Pogue, I might only get a couple more musical moments in🥺. Best make the most of them and there is so much I want to share because, well, music is the heart beat of life (?). Ok a little dramatic but you get my drift. I looked back … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…what I’m listening to now.
Dear Pogue, I got all seasonal and thought I would write you a Christmas letter. Bit like a Christmas card but low on pictorial content and a lot more words. All in all, much better value I'm thinking. Some years ago I spoke in a church at Christmas. I spoke regularly then. Anyway, I always … Continue reading A Christmas Letter
Hey Pogue, It's Monday morning. So, humour me while I take you back a few years. It's to something that you probably have no interest in. It's to a football match, a Champions League Cup Final way back in 2005, between AC Milan and Liverpool. Hang on in there with me, I know you are … Continue reading Monday Musings
Pogue, Princeton University runs a Global Consciousness Project and has done so for some years. The original objective was to ascertain whether, and to what extent, human consciousness can act in unison). That your consciousness and my consciousness are not our own but part of something bigger, something that extends over the world and possibly … Continue reading How Many Hearts?
Morning Pogue, So I went Christmas shopping and found myself standing in a bookshop which will come as no surprise. Now bookshops in Cambridge are large. Lots of books. Happy days. And where better to muse than in a bookshop surrounded by all that thought. All that latent wisdom whispering, "read me, read me", caressing … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, Well you came out from under the covers for the last post and responded with four questions! Pogue was in the House! On its own each question could fuel a book I'm thinking but lets give them a try here and now. Be rude not to, are we agreed? Let's start by reminding … Continue reading Affairs Of The Heart
Dear Pogue, I've said before, I'm a people watcher, and as I watch I wonder, why, how, really! Then once in a while, occasionally, very occasionally I will see a person who is filled with grace. Now I don't mean a person who is able to move with elegance although that is always pleasing to … Continue reading Monday Musings
How’s things Pogue? New week already...and it’s raining here. So I’m stuck in doors 🚪 today. But that’s not an issue because actually I’m not. You see we all have a superpower but not so many of us use it. We are all gifted with an imagination which can be the most wonderful of things. … Continue reading Monday Musings
Dear Pogue, So, here’s picking up where we left off in our last letter. I did warn you that I was already thinking even before I signed off. As a recap let me grab that quote I used by Shakier Orgunwall: We are living in a time of global warming and human coldness. That, succinctly … Continue reading There’s a Spiritual Solution
Dear Pogue, It was really good to see you last week and have the opportunity to sit and talk. I was interested in your concern with green issues, global warming, recycling and things related. Your passion was quite obvious and I became aware that, despite my lifestyle, which I consider relatively environmentally friendly, I’m not … Continue reading The Hearts of People.
Pogue, In a previous letter I mentioned books that are on the shelf and I read more than once. Lost Horizon by James Hilton is such a book and I’m guessing I’ve read it several times over the years. The whole concept of a lost world which is both serene and comforting to those who … Continue reading Been Reading
Pogue, I finally replaced my sports headset. It was beyond saving being held together with tape🥺 So, mindful of how much use I got from my previous headset I was not precious about spending a little more money and getting a really nice pair of ear buds. My one concern was, I would get them … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue Know this. We all have a narrative that we tell ourselves. We elaborate on that narrative at times, and occasionally we will take from it, dependant on our situation, mood or needs. That narrative will determine how we live our life, how we deal with people and situations. But more than this it … Continue reading The Story
Pogue, This week determine to approach the world with an open mind. I think we all need to determine from time to time to open our minds because we establish beliefs, patterns we come to live by and fears of what we do not know. This week ask yourself why you believe the things you … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, The Buddha told a story which goes roughly like this. A young man, having lost his wife, had been left to raise his son. He loved the boy very much. One day whilst away from the village bandits attacked and when he returned he found many dead and much of the village destroyed … Continue reading State Your Truth