One autumn morning not long ago, I walked to an Oxford cafe, took a window table, and pulled out my journal. I wanted to craft a statement - a creed of sorts - that would pull together what I'd learned while writing my new book The Making of Us. Something that captured what matters most in
In his insightful little book The Second Journey, Gerald O'Collins divides life into three phases. The first is from childhood to adulthood, the third from old age to death. In between is the 'second journey': a path of great restlessness, questioning and even disillusionment that can nonetheless transform us for good. Here's an overview of
My life has been anything but a straight path. I’ve been nightclub DJ, a youth worker, a radio host, an author, a speaker; I’ve had spiritual crises, burnout, and broken dreams; and life’s curve balls have often landed me where I least expected. It used to trouble me. Until one day, out hiking, I noticed
Are you at a crossroads? At the end of one chapter and wondering about the next? As you look to the year ahead, why not grab a journal and a pen, and revisit some of these posts from the last few years of my blog. They are designed to help you find meaning, fresh dreams,
I once went to hear the Dalai Lama give a public talk. He spoke on the importance of compassion, then took questions from the audience. The last question came from the MC: “Your holiness—what is the meaning of life?” The audience leaned in as he stared at the ground, quietly thinking about his answer…
According to Eric Rees, discovering your purpose is all about uncovering your SHAPE: your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality type and Experiences. Get your pen and notepad ready - Eric is about to coach you through the process.
Does everyone have a 'calling' in life? How does calling relate to work? How do you discover your calling? Os Guinness is the author of over twenty books, including The Call. In this interview you'll hear him discuss the idea and how it relates to your meaning and happiness.
42. Ever since Deep Thought in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy gave it as the 'answer' to the meaning of life we've never been able to keep a straight face about the question since. And yet it's a question we all ask. In this podcast, UCB UK's Paul Hammond asks me for some answers.
Each month around 550,000 of us search the phrase 'meaning of life' on Google. And we're not all looking for the Monty Python film. Does my life have any meaning? we ask. Our culture offers four main answers to the question, as reflected in our books, stories and films.