Schools are pumping out half-made humans.

It seems to me that the education system is too focused on making a living rather than making a life. There’s always exceptions of course, but generally speaking in at least the standard UK curriculum, schools aren’t incentivised at all to provide education to create well-rounded, happy, healthy, decent human beings. It’s not a priority. [...]

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Acceptance = liberation

Sorry there’s been a lack of fuel from me recently, but now I’ve quit my job I’ll have more time to dedicate to this blog that I love so much! "If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have 3 options: 1. Remove yourself from the situation, 2. Change [...]

Surviving , existing & burning out vs. living

So, I haven't written a blog post in a while, here’s why. I've had the realisation that a lot of my problems are stemming from totally and utter burnout and meltdown, like constantly. There's many reasons for this like stressful work or too many responsibilities. But also your lifestyle and personality/how you look at the world. I've been [...]

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung

Irritation, like most things will be on a big scale. It seems to me like the more something irritates you, the bigger an issue you have within yourself and this outside irritation is reminding you of that issue subconsciously. In my opinion, it can become a barrier to empathy/connection/understanding.

What would it be like to live a more liberated existence?

This is Simon Amstell's live at the BBC 'Numb' show, he talks about all sorts of great things, including the part I'm choosing to focus on for this blog post: He has some astute thoughts on the current human race and society today if he was to leap into the future and look back on [...]

Dude, don’t be a bully to your inner child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOWqSPJZtmA&feature=em-hot-vrecs "The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don't have, the happier you will be. You really will be happier in life if you can let go of the things you will never have." - Amy Poehler She talks of gratitude for what our [...]

“I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie, there is no system, the universe is indifferent.” Don Draper, Mad Men

A lot of us feel cheated by the universe at times, like it's out to get us, why us? It's conspiring against us, wanting us to fail. But actually the universe doesn't give a shit about us or about anything, it just exists, it's indifferent, it's neural. Which in a way it's quite nice, I [...]

Speaking of change…do you choose fear or growth?

"The natural ups and downs of life can either generate personal growth or create personal fears. Which of these dominates is completely dependent on how we view change. Change can either be viewed as exciting, or frightening, but regardless of how we view it, we must all face the fact that change is the very [...]

“We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment…is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”

“We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment…is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”

“My brain is a computer, it will always run, because that’s what it’s designed to do.” – Giancarlo Esposito

http://vimeo.com/62754136 It's taken me a couple of years to come round to the idea of meditation and to see the benefits it will bring my life. I first had to experience a positive reaction and once I had that, there was no going back. Apparently meditating 30 minutes everyday over a long period of time [...]