Posts Tagged ‘Philosophy’


I am a singer. I am a teacher. I am a pastor. I am a writer.

Funny how when you are asked “who are you?”, we tend to default to “what I do”, instead of “who I am”. This has plagued my thinking for all my short life of thirty years, and I’ve added and subtracted so many “I am’s” that you could easily accuse me of having split personalities…with split personalities. (more…)

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He sat right next to me in class
I can’t believe I forgot him
Maybe the times I spent learning
Caused a temporary blinding.
Break times he never did too much
Unless in my games I was losing
He always seemed to be present at such times
And that presence was always brooding. (more…)


In an earlier blog, I talked about how it was important for us to be able to communicate ourselves better to others. Most relationships (friends, family, work, marriage…etc) fail because of misunderstandings, or failures in understanding. I went further to hazard my belief that if we knew how to communicate ourselves better, we’d be a lot further in terms of relational maturity.

I want to take that concept further in this post. It is entirely possible that we fail to speak our hearts effectively, because we don’t even know ourselves that well. People have had this idea for a long time that communication is just from you to another person/people. This post presents the idea that there’s a level of communication that should take place even before you talk to others: It’s communication with YOURSELF! (more…)


what's insideIt has eluded me how life can be so full of mysteries and yet so full of discoveries everyday. You would think there was less and less to discover, but it seems we are still uncovering hints and signs of yet deeper understandings we can achieve. Does it ever end? I wonder about that. Will time allow it to end? I mean, will we see the ‘end of the world’ before or after the ‘end of discovery’?

I guess that’s one of those things we can think about, but the answer would be pointless on this side of eternity (yes, I believe in eternity). All we can do is live the life we have before us, and allow answers to come, to be sought after, to be stumbled upon, to be tried, or to be ignored. So many choices await us, with so many possibilities. The first choice is to actually engage your life will your eyes BOTH open! Everything you need is either inside you, or around you, but it takes something special to find most of what you’re looking for in your life. Let life be one full of discovery.

Apart from being the name of a channel I enjoy, the word ‘discovery’ in the sphere of law, is defined as the “compulsory disclosure of facts or documents”. That fascinates my mind to no end, because it gives me the expectation that life will ‘disclose’ all the necessary and desired opportunities I seek! And yet, we miss so much of it! The mind plays tricks on us, the heart betrays us, fear hinders us, and the opinions and mindsets of others often limit us. Our past, including upbringing and experiences, can dictate the lens through which we see life so easily. It gives us ‘blind spots’ that we have to learn to overcome or face dissatisfaction at many levels.

You should ask yourself “if all things are available, or apparent at the big-picture level, why then are they still secrets hidden from me?”

Well, part of the answer is good news: because the secrets of life – of your dreams, your hopes, all those things – were all meant to be discovered! This is a truth I believe in. Nothing is so far out of your reach that you will never know it or never see it. (Un)fortunately for most of us, it’s the other part of the answer that is also true: almost all your answers need YOU to actually go out and discover them yourself! That relationship won’t pop out of nowhere (unless it’s via a ‘singles’ website), the money won’t fall from the sky (unless a plane full of money that has no reason being in the air or even full of money, spontaneously explodes somewhere above you, and the money is organised in bound amounts so that its heavy enough to beat the wind that would otherwise blow the money everywhere). No, not even the hidden truths of what your situation really means are so obvious, but they’re there. Same with the relationship, it won’t just happen, but its possible. The money, isn’t readily available, but can be made. You see, all is apparent, but still hidden!

Over The Maze will bring some things to light that may otherwise have been concealed. Truth in this day is relative on many levels, though I do believe some things are quite static regardless of your feelings or emotions towards them. Gravity is something you can’t beat if you jump off a building and change your mind mid-trip. You WILL hit the ground. There are choices you can make, that will lead you down a particular path, with a particular destination. Once you are on that road, you can’t decide the destination, it was already decided the day that road was made. No matter how you feel about it, or what you think should be right, once you punch in my address into your GPS, it can only lead to MY ADDRESS… Not the Queen, not the U.S. president, not Burger King… Not even your mother! Only my house will be found at my address.

So think about what you’ve chosen to do, or the people you live life with. Maybe even the systems you find yourself in, like family or work. The nation you live in and its prevailing mindsets. Regardless of the climate, the truth is there for you to discover.

The reason I chose a treasure chest to typify what I’m trying to articulate, is because its right in front of you, but its contents are a mystery until you decide to open it.

Let the journey of discovery commence, and let’s demand that life discloses all documents and facts!

Over.