I read this book recently. It’s a fantastically prescient and succinct manifesto for why we are where we are, culturally speaking. If, like me, you feel perennially dissatisfied with the way things are, then this is worth a read. I found the book insightful, reassuring and entertaining. You’re welcome 🙏 Buy it now with this […]
The way we use social media is fucked. The increasingly polarised nature of the posts and accompanying comments is way out of hand. No one is listening. Charles Eisenstein just launched a brand new community forum. New and Ancient Stories is a place to gather to exchange ideas and opinions in a reverent and respectful […]
What are the essentials for a successful day? An early start? A hearty lunch? Time spent with a friend? Some work? Physical exertion? Telling someone you love them? Self practice? Watching the sunset? Modern technology and social media in particular has created the illusion that we must be ever doing. Relentless stimulation distracts us towards […]
Pleasures last no longer than the crashing of a risen wave; the days of youth’s delight are few; love for loved ones also passes; life too lasts for but a moment: thus, knowing that this world entire is worthless, wise folk should devote their minds to doing good to people. – Bhartrihari
I just did an online test to see where my political leanings are at. The results suggest that I’m interested in a cooperative society, compassion for the weak and economic equality. Where are you at?
Intuition starts with a feeling in the stomach. A fluttering sensation that speaks to the truth of the matter. Pay heed to this great gift.
If your team is up by thirty points at halftime, it’s not optimistic to expect that you’re going to win–it’s a realistic assessment. Optimism is an attitude and a choice. It involves context and focus. We’re not deluding ourselves with the reassurance that everything is going to be okay (because that’s not productive). Instead, we’re […]
The king is ruined by counsellors bad, an ascetic by his company, a child by being gorged and spoilt, a priest by lack of learning, the family by wicked offspring, character by serving villains, shame and modesty by drink, husbandry by carelessness, affection by living away, friendship by absence of trust, prosperity by policies bad, […]
The sound between two gongs resonates at a frequency seldom heard elsewise. Seven hours of continuous aural vibration completely resets the human body. An all night gong bath is a fine way to celebrate the Pisces full moon.
In times past, we both believed that you were me and I was you; what has happened now, by which I am I and you are you? – Bhartrihari