Is our mind the greatest story teller?

Our minds seem to work on stories either via replay (he said, she said, and then this) or predictive stories. Our storytelling is largely based on emotion, rarely logical and largely perception biased. … Read the rest “Rumination”

Goals and Values

Quotations featured image banner. Marcus Aurelius

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable


As events unfold without a direction or goal, how would we know if we are moving forwards, backwards or sideways? Seneca reminds us that without … Read the rest “Goals and Values”

Nobler than Mick

Buddha Shakyamuni and Prajnaparamita

Seeing a recent Tweet from Mick Jagger brought a smile to my face as I recall a great first introduction to The Four Noble Truths. Without the right understanding, Buddhism can be interpreted in a very negative and incapacitating way. … Read the rest “Nobler than Mick”


This particular Alan Watts quote is close to me, it is far too easy to take life too seriously, perhaps we should approach each situation with curiosity and humour. Often we perceive the wise as serious, the wisest people I … Read the rest “Humor”


A reminder that often listening, observing and contemplating is the correct action. How are we to learn if we always speak. When situations arise, often the ‘season for silence’ allows us to gather the right amount of knowledge and take … Read the rest “Listening”