Steven Colborne

Philosopher and author from Oxford, England.
Steven Colborne has written 77 posts for Perfect Chaos

Pray for a Miracle

There is too much suffering in the world.  There is the suffering that makes the headlines; conflict in Iraq and Syria or the Ebola virus for instance.  Then there is the suffering that we don’t read about in the newspapers; the homeless woman in central London or the young man with cancer.  Every day there … Continue reading

Dimensions of Reality

What follows is an extract from the book ‘Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion‘ by Steven Colborne. Dimensions of Reality It is possible to view reality as though there are two separate dimensions. The first we will call the God dimension, and the second the human dimension (other creatures experience life in their own dimensions). The … Continue reading

Life After Death

I believe that consciousness is eternal.  What I mean by this is that there never was or will be a time when you were/are not alive.  Just because we don’t remember being babies doesn’t mean we weren’t once babies, and in the same way, I believe we existed long before birth, but do not have … Continue reading

Autogenic Training

I recently rediscovered Autogenic Training, which is an effective technique for reducing stress and anxiety and the onset of panic attacks.  It is a simple technique but works really well to restore the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system.  If that sounds complicated, let’s just say it’s very relaxing! … Continue reading

‘A Little History of Philosophy’ by Nigel Warburton (book review)

Nigel Warburton has been a lecturer at both the University of Nottingham and the Open University, but in 2013 he decided to resign his position at the Open University and go freelance as a writer and philosophy teacher.  As far as I can gather from his tweets, Warburton is now running introductory philosophy courses in … Continue reading

Exploring Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Earlier this week I had a medical review with my psychiatrist and care coordinator.  I was quite nervous about the appointment; this was my first review in almost a year and it felt as though there was an awful lot (too much!) to talk about. I have been really struggling with my mental health recently. … Continue reading

Morning Anxiety and Depression

Most days I wake up around 8am with a strange and uncomfortable feeling in my body.  It is a mixture of anxiety and depression, and it makes it really difficult to get out of bed.  The feeling is always worse if I have a busy day of appointments ahead, but even when I have a … Continue reading

Fighting stigma: Are things really changing?

I recently took part in an anti-stigma photoshoot for The Sun newspaper.  The shoot was in connection with the Time To Change campaign, a major initiative from the mental health charities Mind and Rethink.  The idea is to get people talking openly about mental illness, in the hope that open conversation about the reality of … Continue reading

Photoshoot for The Sun newspaper

Earlier this week, my publicist Jenna dropped me an email to let me know that The Sun were looking for people with a mental illness to take part in a photoshoot.  The shoot, I was told, would be to accompany a feature in the newspaper’s health section, and would be a positive article aiming to … Continue reading

All is Transparent and Harmonious to His Eye

Today I stumbled upon a beautiful piece of writing by the 19th Century preacher Octavius Winslow.  Despite not being a Christian myself, I feel a deep affinity with the view of God presented in the poem.  It seems to fit in well with the theme of this blog – the ‘perfect chaos’ of God’s world. … Continue reading



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