Doing and Being

Why do I keep going into the doing mode? Moving from one task to another with hardly a break. Or when I’ve nothing urgent on, looking for something to do—check emails, or the news (again). Deep down, I must unconsciously believe that I will, in one way or another, feel better for getting things done. […]

Continue reading

Savoring the Moment

Pause. Just pause. Nothing else. And notice your experience. Notice what is there. In this moment. There will probably be various perceptions—sights, sounds, smells. Bodily sensations of one kind or another. Perhaps some feelings or a general mood. And most likely, along with these, some thoughts. Maybe some strong ones dominating your attention. Or some […]

Continue reading

Stephen Hawking

We always knew when Stephen was coming to dinner. It was 1966, my first year studying mathematics at Cambridge, and I happened to be in the same college as Stephen – Gonville and Caius, College. One of the prescribed parts of college life was dining together. We all sat on long tables in the Great […]

Continue reading