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Broken hearted clowns

A man suffering from chronic depression once visited the famous English physician Doctor John Abernethy, who prescribed a visit to the London playhouse to hear the comedian Grimaldi: ‘He’ll do you more good than any drugs,’ he said. The patient … Continue reading

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What we will find in the next world

George Ritchie is an American psychiatrist who wrote a book titled ‘Return from Tomorrow.’ It is an account of his own near death experience, and in it he describes many of those elements that we hear from others who have … Continue reading

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Life is a bridge

The early church had a saying: ‘Life is a bridge. You cross over it, but you don’t build your house on it.’ It reminds us that we are travellers through this earthly existence and our true home lies beyond it. … Continue reading

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When we are in our deepest grief

The famous singer/song writer Thomas Dorsey received a telegram during a performance telling him that his young wife had died. He was devastated with grief, all alone and far from home. But a little later he sat down at a … Continue reading

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He can make something out of you

Some years ago, Mohammed Ali, arguably the world’s greatest boxer, was asked by a kid from a city ghetto whether he should quit school and start a boxing career, since he had such bad grades. Ali smiled at the young … Continue reading

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Meaning is in the final outcome

Aristotle said that we can never really understand the meaning of a thing until we look at its final outcome; like the alphabet for example; it only makes sense when we put the letters together and form a sentence. In … Continue reading

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Tread softly

There’s a wonderful line in one of Yeats’ poems that says: ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ I used to remind myself of these words when my daughters were in their teens and were full of wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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