Peering back into the archive from dating over the decades, it’s amazing how much I have changed. When I was young (and I will use the Star Wars metaphor here) … Continue Reading #StarWars – a true story
Fantastic new research from University of Rochester shows that extrinsic rewards (money, cars, stuff) basically makes us more depressed – it’s called “hedonic adaption”. The research quotes that those focused … Continue Reading Think on the happiness of this….
Artistry is judged not just by merit, but much more fundamentally, by its ability to produce an audience. The corollary is that a story that is unnoticed, or perhaps untold, is doomed to be meaningless. Or is it?
In revealing who I was to myself, there was no place, or reason, to hide. Even now it is so powerful because in some weird inverse law the moment I firmly grasped the truth of it, I simply let it go.
We have painted our enemies with such wickedness and hatred that only their complete destruction is a valid outcome. This is why rioters burn their own schools, why Brexiters tear apart their own economy, why Bernie or Bust is even considered an option.
Rather than seeing us losing our reality to virtual worlds, we are given the mindfulness of a guru or yogi to see clearly that all forms of reality are just a form of story.
If you are wondering how Brexit happened, how Trump is happening, or any of the other bewilderingly hateful, rampantly ignorant ideologies that are swarming through the hearts and minds of whole nations on the planet. Well, we need to ask which wolf we’ve been feeding.
Have you recently looked up from your phone and had the dumb? It has become essential that we manage our attention when it comes to our digital drug of choice.
Fear motivates only the worst kind of action or inaction, and it is a collective horror pedalled by every media outlet both liberal and conservative. So we need to ask only one question. What can I do?
When human beings struggle to hold opposing beliefs, there are often some impressive leaps of logic required to turn obvious harm into an act of good. But, people do it everyday. In fact, some of those people might be you and me. Immersive Media and digital avatars might hold some clues for ways to interrogate our belief systems.
If you could experience the pain of addiction or a terminal disease first-hand. Would you awaken a more profound consciousness in your own experience?
Imagine a first-person shooter game where had to hide in the guise of your enemy – speak their language, learn their customs of dress and religion and meet their families & their children. Could you still pull the trigger?
Its 5am and Khalid and I are in the hotel room in New York, somewhere on 34th street. We’re on our way to Virginia for our first thanksgiving in the … Continue Reading The day my dad died.
Do you know that the book, “The Secret” has to date sold more than 19 million copies and been translated into 49 languages? And these are people I must assume … Continue Reading Its no secret!
I always wondered why Red Riding Hood wandered off the path. I mean, how stupid. The instructions clearly said, “DO NOT GO OFF THE PATH!” It’s like those teenagers who … Continue Reading Into the Woods!
There’s a famous saying that you can’t polish a turd. Don’t despair – because you can always roll it in glitter! Some days I am up to my elbows in … Continue Reading #lifetips34