We, the English,
clearly prefer a non-English way of life.
- Our favourite hot drink – a cuppa tea (from Sri Lanka/India)
- Our second favourite hot drink – a coffee (Africa, Arab nations, South America, Italy) Continue reading
The world would be a poorer place without religion, secular culture and spirituality. There is much to appreciate in the diversity of religious, secular and spiritual experiences. Yet concerns about such experiences and the exaggerated interpretation of their value deserve examination in the light of Transcendence. Continue reading
We need to explore our potential for transcendence. We are not bound to the finite.
I make a regular pilgrimage on my bike to the local Totnes gym in Devon, UK. I take with me my MP3 player.
For seven years, I have been a paid up member of the Church of Gymism, where I bow down to the barbell and lift some modest weights up to Heaven.
A few days ago, I looked at my Most Played List on the MP3. Lots of songs had lyrics with a certain religious/spiritual flavour.
The word ‘religious’ here makes no reference to a religion or religions. A religious/spiritual flavour carries a deep intimation, a sense of the transcendent, beyond the song and its lyrics. We can find such intimations in all the religions. We can experience spiritual sensitivities in music.
Music offers reminders and revelations of the profound nature of human experience and our capacity to respond to reality.
Let’s dance to that. Let’s move to that.