Monthly Archives: August 2014

We are the way we think

The eminent philosopher William James, believed that of all the marvellous discoveries of the modern world the greatest was that people can change their lives by changing their attitudes. We are the way we think, and I am the only … Continue reading

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Happiness is like a butterfly

The greatest conundrum of modern life is that we don’t become happy by pursuing happiness. Harold Kushner talks about this in his evocatively titled book ‘When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough.’ ”You become happy by living a life that … Continue reading

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Going to church could save your life

Do you know that twenty percent of fatal accidents happen in cars, and a further sixteen percent happen in buses, trains and aircraft? Furthermore, pedestrians are the victims of fourteen percent of all accidents. But that’s not all, seventeen percent … Continue reading

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Beauty sleep

Do you know that we spend a third of our lives having no idea of what we are doing? It’s when we are sleeping. We don’t really understand why we sleep except that, if deprived of it for just ten … Continue reading

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They just don’t get it!

There’s an old legend about a beautiful swan that one day alighted on a lake where a crane was wading around in the shallows searching for snails. The crane looked at the swan in wonder, then asked where it came … Continue reading

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Depriving sin of its food

The engineers who built the Panama Canal had to overcome some of the greatest engineering problems of all time; but there was one problem that nearly beat them. It was yellow fever – the disease that killed the workers like … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within

The Great Wall of China is the only man-made object that can be seen from outer space. It was built centuries ago to protect northern China from invasion; and it did so until 1644 when Manchu invaders bribed a gatekeeper … Continue reading

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