What are you left with when things fall apart? What is at the heart of things for you? What truly guides you?
A better normal
What would make a better normal for you in the post-pandemic world?
Take yourself out of the story
What happens when you take yourself out of the story? This post is inspired by wise words from Naval Ravikant on choiceless awareness – the art of taking yourself out of the story.
Be more Praline
The least you can do can be the most you can do. Here I draw on the example of my beautiful guinea pig friend Praline, and on wise words from Scott Adams, Rick Rubin and Helen Reynolds.
Our values should be a constant through life’s journey. Pinned permanently to the top of the Twitter timeline of my friend David D’Souza are some wise words from US comedian Jon Stewart on values: “If you don’t stick to your values when they are being tested, they aren’t values: they are hobbies” "If you don't […]
Will Carruthers: What music means to me
Will Carruthers – author (Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands), musician (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized) and gent extraordinaire – takes us through his life in music, and shares his 10 favourite albums.
#SaturdaySix March 2018: #Sketchulence, Jaws, Shandling’s Zen & more!
Beware the #SaturdaySix of March! This is my latest monthly round-up of six things that are inspiring me right now. And I’d love to know – what are you finding inspirational, right this minute? 1: Sketchulence Introducing #Sketchulence, a home for sketches, scribblings, scrawlings, art, photography and musings, created or curated by – in a […]
Live it full out (anger not invited)
Resolutions don’t work for me. If a change needs to be made, why not make the change right away? But seeing as it’s a new year, why not move to make positive change starting now? I write in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2018, strong coffee to hand, hypnotic music unfurling. The world […]
Like nobody is reading
If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?* Is the true Zen wisdom of blogging to be found not in whether it speaks to an audience, but in the purity of writing itself? Moby has been there and done that. In a fascinating chinwag […]
What takes you into the heart of simplicity?
What can you do that takes you to the heart of simplicity? We can all of us cut through it all, and achieve simplicity through focus. Bizarrely – to me at least – both Muhammad Ali and Garry Shandling found focus via boxing, of all things. “Boxing is all publicity,” said the dear-departed Muhammad Ali […]