Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

Meditation This is the last post in a series of seven on how people living this lifestyle can learn from the monastic life. “I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there […]


Silence This is the fifth post in a series of six about how the monastic life can help us to understand the life we live and this thing we do. I am going to be a little, tiny bit kinky on this one. I think it best to say that first so we have no […]


Humilty The fourth in a series of six posts on how the monastic life can teach us about the lives we lead and this thing we do. “When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar and the lightening’s blaze around us it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.” Martin […]


Obedience The third  in a series of seven reflections on  how the monastic life – not faith – can help us to understand our own lives. Well, this is the biggie, isn’t it? It is the aspect of this thing we do that I struggle with most. I am, to put it kindly, wilful. I’d like to […]


Mindfulness The second in a series of six posts on how monastic practices can help us to reflect on the life style we live. “Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present […]


I want to understand more about the lifestyle we have chosen so I have been looking to wise people who live unorthodox lives that have similarities to ours. This is the first in a series of six posts. I have looked at those who are self reliant and yet connected to and reliant on others, […]