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Philosophy

What’s The Point?
2 years ago

What’s The Point?

To understand the point of anything in our lives (including this blog) we must find some way of understanding the point of everything. That’s difficult when the universe appears to have no deeper meaning, and our lives no special purpose.
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Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning
2 years ago

Spiritual Spelunking and the Search for Meaning

When I was about 20 and writing about my early explorations of the world and my ideas about life – earnest, ill informed, occasionally interesting but protected from any serious …
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Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues
2 years ago

Idealism, the Mountain, and Post-Election Blues

From a remote mountaintop in Borneo to the UK general election – I confront my need to fight for change in the face of forces we can’t control
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The Unexamined Blog Is Not Worth Writing
2 years ago

The Unexamined Blog Is Not Worth Writing

Although it is true this little blog is pretty much unexamined by other people, I’m not about to stop writing Soulchaser simply because it has a small readership. Even if nobody …
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Happiness – Things I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self
3 years ago

Happiness – Things I Would Tell My 20 Year Old Self

Happiness is a place within, from which love, wonder, laughter and joy can erupt easily and without judgement. The question for me, then, is how do we build this place inside us?
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How Do I Afford My Lifestyle?
3 years ago

How Do I Afford My Lifestyle?

I was asked by a friend how I afforded my lifestyle, and it made me think exactly what sort of lifestyle he thought I led, and why.
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2014 – a New Year for New Beginnings
4 years ago

2014 – a New Year for New Beginnings

I began to understand, in a profound way that is hard to articulate, that old idea that change starts within us, and then around us, and that the saying “be the change you want to see” is not some trite little quote that we should raise a cynical eyebrow to. This little seed that was planted up on the mountain has grown into a firm, plucky little sapling that is still putting down roots and stretching it’s young branches out toward the sunlight.
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