Ascent

In this week’s podcast I share a personal mystical experience brought on by reading Thomas Merton’s book, Ascent to Truth. This book illumintates the path towards contemplation and mystical communion. It is the path laid down by the mystic Saint John of the Cross, who wrote about the dark night of the soul.
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Cut Flowers

In this week’s podcast I talk about the nature of and reason for suffering in the world. Is there an answer to this age old question that can help give meaning to our lives? Can spiritual teachings and stories sustain us through our pain?
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Wander into Myths

In this week’s podcast I talk about the personal myths we create to comfort us and why these stories need to be examined when new information becomes available. By looking through the lens of both Christian and Buddhist teachings, I ask if subjective truth and morality is enough to keep us stable during times of need? Or do we need objective truths to stand on in order to make sense of the world and our place in it?
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Higher Power

In this week’s podcast I talk about the spiritual discipline of forgiveness and how we can practice this in our lives. Often, we find it difficult to forgive others because they haven’t confessed, apologised and atoned for what they have done. The act of confession relieves us of our burdens and cleanses our soul. It helps us to steer clear of the corruption that leads to much of our misfortune.
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