Tag Archives: mindfulness

Pen of the oyster-catcher ~ Steve Tanham

Portmahomack, a fishing village on the north shore of one of the fingers of land that jut out into the North Sea, thirty or so miles north of Inverness. There is something perfect about it. Somewhere close, our collie dog, … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Ship ~ Steve Tanham

This morning, I will drive to the family home town of Bolton, in Lancashire to collect my mother who is coming to spend Easter with us here in Cumbria. The journey is straightforward: fifteen minutes will take me from the … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Light between the Railway Carriages ~ Steve Tanham

The light between the railway carriages… It was one of the best analogies I ever had given to me; yet it took me years to grasp its fullness. Like any true seed of ‘spiritual’ insight, it was strong enough to … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The What of Life (2) ~ Steve Tanham

I want to like you, she thought, loudly. Please don’t spoil it by picking on science in a stupid, fluffy way… but don’t stop challenging, either… find the villains… She listened, intently, as he talked about the need to ‘see’ … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The What of Life (1) ~ Steve Tanham

She was sitting in the front row – the car had mysteriously failed to start for the first five minutes of the would-be journey, as though projecting her future to this point with a mechanical will of its own. This … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reality TV? ~Steve Tanham

It’s full of trivia and artificial things; things which have arisen in the name of entertainment. Everywhere you look there is a stream of mindless celebrities willing – some would say desperate –  to eat tropical bugs to give themselves … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Rotating Blade of Meaning (8) – Final Part ~ Steve Tanham

In the preceding parts of this series (see below for full list) we have seen how Arthur M. Young, inventor and chief engineer of Bell’s early helicopter design, was convinced that it was possible to construct a ‘map of human … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rotating Blade of Meaning (6) ~ Steve Tanham

(Above: the original Bell 30 which established commercial helicopter technology, and was invented and developed by Arthur M. Young. Picture Wikipedia, public domain) In our last post, we looked at those most frightening objects: numbers which are squared and cubed. … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rotating Blade of Meaning (4) ~ Steve Tanham

Everything is in motion… Arthur M. Young and Isaac Newton both knew that, but in different ages and different ways. Let’s take a slight detour into some basic ways of looking at one of our fundamentals – the way things … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being present

It was weird. I had set up the blog for while I was away with every post I would usually publish. During my absence, I still managed to visit the blogs I would usually read and answered all the comments. … Continue reading

Posted in The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments