Don’t look blindly at the past without knowing your truth in the present

Don’t look blindly at the past without knowing your truth in the present

Photographs hang in our hallways, placed obviously and purposefully for us to see as we move through our daily lives. They sit quietly in boxes underneath our beds and on top of wardrobes patiently gathering dust until our next opportunity for quiet reminiscence. More recently technology has enabled us to capture thousands of images, meaning [...]

Dealing with Life’s Hardships: Causation & Strategy

Dealing with Life’s Hardships: Causation & Strategy

From historical and more recently personal experience, there has been one universal truth that has presented itself as regularly and brightly as the January moon, and that is that life is incredibly hard. Not just on an exceptional level, but as an ever-present dark light pervading our every thought of every day, albeit consciously or [...]

Re-balancing a Bad Year (How to use retrospection to your advantage)

Re-balancing a Bad Year (How to use retrospection to your advantage)

As we fall relentlessly towards the end of the twelfth month our thoughts become increasingly reflective. We tend to use December as a looking glass, sometimes tortuously so, and as a means to somehow dissect and then reconcile the last three hundred and sixty something days of our lives. I always find it interesting that [...]

Avoiding Selfishness: A Practical Guide

Avoiding Selfishness: A Practical Guide

I recently wrote about how a focused reconnection with our human selves can be a correlating factor specifically in relation to positive individual and societal change. However, what does this mean practically, and what does this mean on an individual level. In other words, what kind of thoughts and actions do we need to practice [...]

Your consciousness is a democracy of one….

Your consciousness is a democracy of one….

The discontent we feel within an ever-accelerating world is palpable, and more than ever the largest structures in society seem to fail us on every level. Formed in the soulless words of politicians scaffolding a capitalist modus-operandi, manifested in their inaction, their division of the privileged and the vulnerable, and supercharged through a social media [...]

There’s nothing wrong with you, you just can’t feel happy all the time…

There’s nothing wrong with you, you just can’t feel happy all the time…

If there is ever an optimum point for the complete confusion of the human spirit, then it’s Christmas. By this I mean that if there was ever a time that we think we should be happy, that we should be swept away with the season’s promise, then it’s here. It’s a slow build that smolders [...]

Don’t worry about dying, worry about not-living

Don’t worry about dying, worry about not-living

I sat next to my younger sister with my hand on top of her head. The mid-morning sun was heating the hospital room in which she lay, breathing rattled and laboured, and surrounded by old flowers, empty bottles, and our quickly gathered together belongings. One of her eyes was closed, the other half open and [...]