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 bring us the best it offers … … Continue reading Careful for nothing

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 own creation. However, they are not mine … Continue reading Unannounced guests

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 always just one step backwards. Perhaps you … Continue reading Two steps forward

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, stories, experiences, perceptions, values, beliefs and judgements. … Continue reading Back to basics

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. FAITH is the bridge over which I … Continue reading Seeing the unseen

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 the inside of me, and what I … Continue reading A fish out of water