Making Mistakes: Where has the Spontaneity Gone?

Within you is the memory of your ancestors, and you have a good knowledge of human history too.  Why, then, with all your awareness of life, and right and wrong, and being on Earth, do you continue to make mistakes?

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Syria – Closer to Home than We Realise

It is a still grey day in mid-Wales, so misty that even the voice of the river is muted, and all I hear is the call of young blackbirds and the mew of kites. The promise of a hot day seems impossible in this damp coolness, but I know it will come.

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Egypt, the Road to Harmony through Conflict

The determination of the Egyptian military to eliminate the Muslim Brotherhood as a political force became clear in yesterday’s explosion of cruel violence. It has been planned, probably, ever since the Brotherhood’s first real taste of power came with the election, and the ensuing signs that Morsi and his government intended to reshape Egypt  – but not in a way that would benefit all Egyptians, just their supporters. It is ironic that the army chiefs are trying to reshape the country too, just very differently, and very factionally too.

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Syria’s Mediaeval Battle

A mediaeval battle is being fought before the eyes of the world in Syria as sectarian factions use the most savage forms of indiscriminate brutality against their countrymen, focusing particularly on the young and innocent to make their point.

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