Tag: Reflections

The choice for living

Albert Einstein is reported to have said “There are only two ways to live your life.One is as though nothing is a miracle.The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I think the reality for many, including me, is that we take short intermittent vacations between both […]

Careful for nothing

The saying goes that the best things in life give themselves for free. They are not received through effort, striving or desire. We get the most out of life when we stop making demands of it. When we step into the flow of life, the currents and tides […]

Unannounced guests

Understanding the nature of the relationship between me and my thoughts, has been very liberating indeed. NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,LIKE SOME GUESTS,DO MAKE UNANNOUNCED VISITS.BUT I DON’T HAVE TO ENTERTAIN THEM. Thoughts come barging in unannounced. They emerge and occur in my conscious mind. They feel very much like my […]

Two steps forward

Do you sometimes feel like the quest for your true self and the realisation of your dreams and all you know to be True, is a journey of two steps forward and one step backwards? I do. Truth be told, this happens more often than ‘sometimes’ and not […]

Conflicted

“I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 The real and authentic me sees, knows and believes the truth. Yet it seems I live daily with the tug of war between what I know to be true, and what I experience via the 5 senses (smell, touch, hearing, sight […]

Back to basics

I am a construct. When I can deconstruct that construct, then will I find myself, my power; there I will find God. JONATHAN – afishoutofwater.blog Like a man wearing several layers of clothing that become a weight and a burden, I have acquired a lifetime of stored labels, […]

Seeing the unseen

I have a body and experience the world through the fives senses of smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch. From the moment I wake up in the morning, my senses are bombarded with information that entices me into believing that this is the only reality. It is not. […]

A fish out of water

About the blog. afishoutofwater.blog is an exploration of life and spirituality (Christian and otherwise). Dad, Husband, Writer are some labels I wear, amongst others. Above all, and for most of my conscious life, a fish out of water best describes the clash of worlds between the life on […]