What is the purpose of life? What is it that we seek? Is it happiness, peace, a sense of contentment? According to many spiritual texts, the ultimate purpose of humans is to realise that we and the cosmos are one. From that, which we came, to that we shall return — Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

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God, the universe, call the ultimate intelligence what you will, is characterised by three fundamental qualities, omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, that is, being eternal, all powerful and all knowing. Hence, as the children of God, this is what we all ultimately desire.

Now, there are many ways for the prodigal son to return home. However, as the terrain is wrought with enticing distractions and temptations, ready to trap the senses of the unwary, the cultivation of wisdom should be the first priority for all seekers of truth. …


After sleeping with a bunch of stray cats on a cold concrete floor on the first night, and then riding in heavy rain for all of the second day, I awoke to glorious sunshine on this third morning. …


It had been pretty much raining constantly for the first week of my latest visit to Portugal, and I was wondering when I was going to get a suitable break in the weather to start the third leg of my Tour de Portugal cycling adventure. …

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