If something is true, it must be coherent theoretically

  I was brought up as a Catholic. I had faith in God. I loved God; I was in love with God. So the concept of a creator – this is what defines religion for us – is that there is this energy, this being, who doesn’t itself have a source, has always been, is...

Giving and receiving forgiveness

To forgive others when they have harmed us is a brave thing to do. It releases anger and resentment, opens our hearts, and heals relationships. But what about asking for forgiveness when we have hurt others? What’s involved? Asking for forgiveness implies...

Be grateful to myself

Our usual way of understanding “gratitude” is to be grateful to someone outside ourselves for something that we have. And that’s marvellous: we need to develop that. But there’s another way we can look at it, which is a great method to counteract our low self-esteem...