This is the poem that changed the world,This is the poem that made men thinkAnd questioned all they could possibly do,These are the words that laid bare the truthThen the truth did what only it doesAnd the cracks began to appearMaking wise men smile for the time has come,When all will be laid bareAnd all … Continue reading This is the Poem
Tears On The Street
There have been more than 200 mass shootings across the US so far this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are injured or killed. Their figures include shootings that happen in homes and in public places BBC NEWS 9TH MAY … Continue reading Tears On The Street
Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Hi Pogue, So I’ve been reminded of an old song over the last few days as I’ve wandered around Kathmandu city, especially near the sites with religious significance. It’s something I’ve been loosely aware of at various place when I’m at home but here it’s made me think. It’s the abject poverty that is apparent … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
A Day In Kathmandu
I should have left my senses behind.So many colours even the rainbow will pale,So many scents seducing the unsuspecting desires, So many motorbikes ridden with reckless gleeSo many temples even omnipresence is pushed,So many gods, Shiva, Vishnu, Parvati, the whole crews in town,So many Buddas, Siddhārtha Gautama is relegated to division two,So much traffic making … Continue reading A Day In Kathmandu
Morning Pogue, I did something yesterday that I haven’t done in a while, I went to church. You know I have a long and chequered history with the church and after being a regular attender for a long, long time, parted company with them. I would now say, when asked why I left, that the … Continue reading Monday Musing
The Search For Jesus
Pogue, Further to my email last week on Jesus I’ve continued musing and thinking about how I can discover the “real” Jesus. Is that even possible after all this time? Here’s a thing. Have you ever thought that Paul, the Apostle, never knew Jesus. And that’s important I’m thinking because they were men of a … Continue reading The Search For Jesus
Pogue, I guess we’ve both been around a few churches in our time. I remember sitting in one and being approached by a man who proceeded to ask me: “Do you know Jesus” and then continued to tell me that I definitely need a personal relationship with Jesus if I was going to achieve heaven. … Continue reading Which Jesus?
Hey Pogue, Monday morning. The clank of the letter box and, here I am with thoughts born of wisdom. Good morning. This week I’ve been thinking about how we form judgements of other people often based on very little actual knowledge. Do you think there might be something slightly wrong in this? Be careful who … Continue reading Monday Musing
Dear Pogue, I have spent much time with things spiritual and during that time I have come to recognise certain constants in the world. They are not things that people usually consider or even realise exist. I thought I’d like to share with you the things I have found over a series of short letters … Continue reading Law 1.One
While writing yesterdays letter to you I came across this quote which was a rather more balanced Christian response to the debate. 'The unborn are a convenient group of people toadvocate for. They never make demands of you; theyare morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated,addicted, or the chronically poor; they don't resentyour condescension or complain that … Continue reading Hi Pogue,
Morning Pogue, As threatened I went to church yesterday. It’s taken a while for me to take the step of going back to church because, well the past experiences have left a sour taste in my mouth which has lingered a long time. Add to that the fact that my spirituality has grown considerably since … Continue reading Monday Musing
Back To The Beginning
Pogue, I have been thinking back over the journey we’ve made since the letters started to be sent. How things have evolved, for the better. How beliefs have expanded and our understanding of God, Source, The Great Spirit have changed. So I thought it may be appropriate to reread the very first letter and continue … Continue reading Back To The Beginning
Pogue, I have a question to start the week. Question. If people are souls/spirits having a human experience is God at all concerned in their gender, colour, sexual preference? To be frank, I’m not sure God even notices any of these things at a level that would elicit concern. God might be a little irked … Continue reading Monday Musing
Morning Pogue, Another day, another envelope. So, we want to experience God, or Source. Not too much to ask, I’m thinking. After all, God is omnipresent and omnipotent so it strikes me that not experiencing God is more abnormal than normal. But then, as you know, I’m one on my own. We’ve been corresponding on … Continue reading The Potential
Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
Pogue, Something a little irreligious this morning😎 I was standing in a shop waiting for someone who was browsing and…this song dropped from an over head speaker! I went from mindlessly drifting on my thoughts to attention. I liked this and, despite being recorded several years ago, I’d never heard it. Let me share it … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening To Now
There wasn’t any bacon!
Pogue, Here I am suffering the tedium of another foreign land. Another beach. Hours of mindlessly sunbathing. Reading. Listening to music. And beer. Is this purgatory I ask myself? It is purgatory! I went to breakfast and, although there was a diverse selection of foods spanning world tastes, there was no bacon! I commented on … Continue reading There wasn’t any bacon!
What if God is a woman?
Pogue, I watched an interview type show the other night and one of the guests in the middle of a lively discussion announced “Women will never be the equal of men”. Talk about a conversation killer! Everyone ceased talking. The audience who had been buzzing along with the conversation seemed to freeze. It was like … Continue reading What if God is a woman?
A Better Day
Pogue, Here I am again, picking up where I left off last week. Yeah the letter about women being the equal of men and as the week’s passed by and I’ve read and thought, I’m now thinking I perhaps should have reversed the phrase and asked, will men ever be the equal of women? This … Continue reading A Better Day
Prayer, I still don’t understand (2)
Dear Pogue, My thoughts on prayer rattle on as I attempt to find some sense in the practice. I am trying to put aside much of what I've learnt up to this point and approach prayer with a blank sheet in front of me. My issue is that so much of what I have learnt … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (2)
Prayer, I still don’t understand (1)
Pogue, I’m interrupting my Go Deep Or Go Home Series as the other night I found myself laying awake praying and doing so with focus. For a guy who likes his sleep this was beyond unusual. I had even gone to bed tired and then transgressed one of my golden rules. I opened an email … Continue reading Prayer, I still don’t understand (1)
An Erotic Love Song
Dear Pogue, So here’s a thing. Right smack in the middle of the Bible is a book that gets very little press. In fact, it may even be an embarrassment to some. Why so? Because right there in the centre of the Bible is an erotic love song. The lover calls to the beloved. It’s … Continue reading An Erotic Love Song
There’s a line that says…
Dear Pogue, There's a verse in your Bible that has Jesus telling his followers, about prayer, "Whatever you ask in my name, believing, will be fulfilled". That's the Wic paraphrase version in case you are wondering but it gives the gist. You've read it? Thoughts? So, is this some sort of magic solution to all … Continue reading There’s a line that says…
Someone Called Me a Preacher!
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!
How Many Hearts?
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?
There’s a Spiritual Solution
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
They Lied To Me.
Dear Pogue, Firstly, if your days looking busy put this back in the enveloped because I started writing and couldn’t stop! Yes, it’s long, so you’re warned. Not for everyone. Decided to go on? Well, know this. In the years preceding the birth of Jesus there were two Rabbis who led schools of teaching in … Continue reading They Lied To Me.
Law 7. The Law Of Attraction.
Dear Pogue, I’ve taken a pause in writing about the Universal Laws because, well this one caused me issues. Today I’m writing about the Law of Attraction (LOA). You’ll know of this one and probably think that you understand something about it. So many people know this one, and only this one. It’s been widely … Continue reading Law 7. The Law Of Attraction.
Surely you don’t believe that!
Dear Pogue, Did you enjoy the last letter. I actually enjoyed writing it and the process that preceeded it. The thought that went into it. Sometimes I think I write you letters because they give me encouragement to spend time in thought. Thought’s good. Tell me, do you take time and think things through? Do … Continue reading Surely you don’t believe that!
The saddest thing
Dear Pogue, The saddest book I ever read is called Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee and it recounts the mistreatment and the destruction of the Native American peoples and their way of life. Even now, some years later, I remember the sadness it brought to me, a feeling of helplessness having witnessed a monumental … Continue reading The saddest thing
The roadmap is only the start!
Dear Pogue, What a week. Now we are beginning to pick ourselves up, gently, gradually and carefully. Be kind with yourself and let us return to being the aspiring free thinkers we have determined to become. We are those people aren't we? As you're a letter, a stamp, a post box and a post person … Continue reading The roadmap is only the start!
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