The road through life is full of both realities and illusions. Can you recognise one from the other? What will likely prove illusory in the end can feel all too real when you are in the midst of it.
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 […]
“Impermanence is the essence of everything,” says Pema Chödrön in When Things Fall Apart. “Impermanence is a principle of harmony.” I’ve been thinking a lot of late about impernance and the fleeting nature of things and of life. The lifespan of a flower is fleeting. The picture at the top of this page is the […]
How has the first half of 2014 been for you? Who has made a real difference to your year? Who has helped you this year, whether by what they do, what they say, or just by being there/being themselves? It’s scarcely credible, but 2014 is nearly half gone. To date, 2014 has been rather an […]
I love Twitter. Maybe you do too. If you use Twitter (whether you love it or hate it), what is that makes Twitter, well, Twitter for you? And what would you do if what made Twitter Twitter for you were to change? The essential oddities of Twitter useThe connectivity, the conversations, and the creativity forced […]
How does one skip from Iggy Pop’s “colourful” past to an enlightening discussion of Buddhism in one simple move? One of the things I love most about social media is the potential for the most fascinating and enriching of discussions to come out of left field. Unlike in the so-called real world, such conversations can […]