Humour

Humour

Humour Some Meditation sects in the East kick-start sessions with a bout of belly-laughing to ginger participants into a happy mood and generally imbue their thinking with a sense of proportion. How these groups are able to belly-laugh on cue isn’t too clear; perhaps...
Reflection as an academic subject

Reflection as an academic subject

Reflection as an academic subject Reflection may be something that we all do but many people do not think about doing it.  Is this the right or the only approach? The art of Reflection is undervalued in a high-voltage, media-frenzied world.  Instead,...
Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation

Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation

Western vis-a-vis Eastern Meditation  ‘Reflection’ merits pride of place on the plinth now occupied by ‘Meditation’. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor, wrote ‘Meditations’ but nowadays it would be better described as...
Reflection on Reflection

Reflection on Reflection

Reflection on Reflection And can I better employ this holy Sabbath than in endeavouring to exalt my mind, and purify my soul, than by meditation on Thy Holy Law, by prayer, and by the severe examination of my thoughts and actions… Then my body will enjoy rest, my...