The Substitute

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I watched a video of a beautiful horse named Daisy. Her back legs were trapped as she had somehow fallen into a well. She was helpless and without strength to get herself out of the pit she was in. If it wasn’t for a backhoe and a skilled operator, Daisy would have died. I thought about this story for a …

When the party is over

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There are many people, and you may be one of them, who believe that life should be one never-ending party; friends to meet, places to go, things to get and do, seeking constant amusement in the pursuit of happiness, needing non-stop activity to fill the emptiness inside, to fight the boredom that surrounds them. Drugs, alcohol, immoral relationships, money and …

Connected – but alone?

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“Can anybody hear me?” “Is anyone really listening?” “Is there anyone I can talk to?” Have you asked any of these? They’re such frustrating questions. With the world-wide popularity of cell phones and the internet, the world has never been more connected – but at the same time, we can feel very alone. When life gets hard, it suddenly doesn’t …

Centre of Attention

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A remarkable quality about our reflection in a spherical mirror is that, no matter where the mirror might be placed, our eyes will always be in the dead centre of the mirror. Whether we hold the ball inches away or at arm’s length makes no difference. There is no escaping being at the centre of a spherical mirror when looking …