When the mind grips

This week, I’ve had a fly on the wall view into obsession, and the unrelenting grip of the mind. You see, my mind is normally pretty calm, it gets a bit agitated from time to time, but for the most part we coexist quite peacefully. People in my hostel? Not so much. There was this […]

Confession – I’m an attention whore

I was sitting on my bed minding my own business, when it suddenly dawned on me. I am an attention whore. Not in the sense that I will do anything for attention, but in the sense that I so often give my attention away when it’s not warranted, deserved or earned. I wrap people up […]


Today’s date is so very neat. 17 02 2017. It’s a beautifully sunny day and it’s also my birthday. I’ve had a mixed relationship with my birthday over the years. As a child it was far and away the most important day of the year to me, the only day I felt important, that I […]

A Truer Expression

Recently I’ve been thinking about where things come from, and the distortions that take place by the time we become aware of them. The deep yearnings of our soul start deep underwater, and by the time they have traveled the ocean and are expressed as a fleeting wave, the initial seed that started them can […]

I think, therefore I am not sure

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be in charge of our thoughts? Imagine a life where every thought you had was supportive, constructive, kind, useful and in service to your greater good. How do our thoughts work, and how can we get them on our side? About twenty years ago, I joined a group of people […]