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Force of habit

A habit is something you can do without thinking; which is why most of us have so many of them. Not my witty observation, I’m...

Respect and community

Beyond the satisfaction of our basic needs – for safety, food, shelter and so on – we all have psychological needs; needs which have...

Happy families

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” That’s the opening line to Tolstoy’s great novel, Anna Karenina; but...

Seasons of Preparation

In my tradition, we’re about to start the season of Advent.  It’s a time of preparation; a time when we look forward to, and...

Against conversion therapy

Earlier this month, the synod (parliament) of my church passed a motion condemning gay conversion therapy.  I spoke in support of that motion, and...

In search of a radical alternative: remembering Francis of Assisi

What kind of man preaches to the birds? Was Francis a bit simple, or was he, perhaps, making a point about his frustration with...

The Quest for Peace

September 21st is the International Day of Peace, and as I come to write this, preparations are under way for prayer services, vigils, and...

Neil Seligman: Heartfulness Meditation

The word for mindfulness and heartfulness in many Asian languages is the same word. When practicing mindfulness people are also aiming to practice heartfulness....

Emily Payne is new columnist at Orbisology

The Rev’d. Emily Payne is an Anglican priest in Melbourne, Australia. She was born in apartheid-era South Africa, and migrated with her family at a...

Neil Seligman: Your Brain On Mindfulness

The evidence just keeps on coming! Investing just a few minutes every day in your mindfulness practice can give you the edge when it...