The seed will not become a flower overnight, no matter how hard you will it do so. The beautiful transformation will only happen with time, with patience.
Listening can be the most valuable thing you might ever do. Listening can make all the difference.
Is your baggage weighing you down? We accumulate so much mental and material baggage as we move through life. How we deal with that baggage can dictate how we approach each moment of our lives.
Music is the way into a universe of feelings, available to us always and good for all situations – including the loss of souls near and dear to our hearts.
Some words in tribute to my dear departed friend Mat Davies, whose spirit brought joy, wisdom and boundless enthusiasm to so many people.
Into every life a little failure must fall. And that is no bad thing.
Inspiration is always out there, waiting to find you – usually in the most unlikely place. Sometimes, inspiration might even arrive carrying skateboards and ukuleles…
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in the first half of 2021, featuring: Open Mike Eagle; El-P; Richard Herring; Nigel Planer; Alexei Sayle; Omid Djalili; Questlove; Mariah Carey; Marc Maron; and Katey Sagal.
To be able to do all we can to help those we love through this world is perhaps life’s greatest gift.
Kevin Hart wisdom: When the final word of the final sentence of the book of your life is written, what will your story be? A post inspired by some wise words from Kevin Hart’s incredible podcast with Joe Rogan.
What lies around the corner for you? You can only know what you are going through now, and what you have struggled through before. You can never know what you are about to become.
We can never take equality for granted. Any progress towards equality is always at risk of being reversed. Prejudice will always find new forms.
What is the secret of the infectious sweetness of Bill & Ted? How can you stop good ideas turning from sweet to sour? Bill, Ted (and one of their creators, Ed Solomon) might just be able to help us answer these questions.
If we believe in equality for one, we must believe in equality for all. Remembering and acting on the belief that humans are equal in all directions should be a core part of all our actions, always.
You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you, gentle reader?
We are endlessly lucky to be here and alive and on this planet. With this infinite good fortune comes great responsibility.
Do all roads lead to Weatherall? Almost a year on from the untimely loss of Andrew Weatherall, tiny reminders of the great man’s enthusiasm, taste and impeccable values abound.
Savour the sweet air, if you can, whenever you can. Remember that a small part of what passes for wisdom in this world is actually just patience.
If each of us has a limitless capacity to do good, why not use it?
When you find yourself living in two worlds, embrace the new world that is manifesting around you.
Brian Eno’s wonderful 1995 diaries A Year with Swollen Appendices (finally back in print) offer an endless wealth of wit and inspiring ideas, and a fascinating snapshot of a past world that is both recent and long, long gone.
Stephen Fry has helped shaped my words and my outlook on the world for more than 30 years. This post celebrates what Stephen Fry means to me, and considers whether “the secret of life is in art”.
What are the best Yoga With Adriene videos? In this post, I celebrate Adriene Mishler’s Yoga With Adriene, look at how yoga can help everyone, and share my top five Yoga With Adriene videos.
Marvel Comics supremo Stan Lee once told the young Gene Simmons (later of Kiss fame): “You will do great things.”* Lee’s words inspired this post, which can be read from first sentence to last, or from last sentence to first.
Life always changes, and you always have the choice to change with it. An old photo can take you back to what feels like a previous lifetime, and show you how your current life compares.
In Groundhog Day, Ned Ryerson is the biggest irritant to Bill Murray’s character Phil Conners. So how best to deal with the Neds in your life? There is both a way out and a potential perfect outcom