There is almost always a story to be told, whether it is a private heart-to-heart with a good friend or a public release on Facebook or the like. Make no mistake about it: the latter is not my cup of tea, or coffee for that matter, but I'm probably in the minority nowadays.
Wisdom can be characterised as the ability to make smart decisions based on knowledge and experience. It includes taking into account long-term considerations and consequences, as well as postponing immediate satisfaction.
From the moment we wake up till we go to bed, we make hundreds of decisions. Life is a continuous stream of decision making. Despite it being a common activity, most of us struggle with decision-making.
When we separate ourselves, by nation, by religion, by football team even (yes I know that one will stir a few emotions) we are being divisive. It's adversarial in its very nature; an us versus you mentality.
A long time ago, I heard a supposedly true story. I don't remember the exact details, like where it was or if it was on a bus or a train but I have never forgotten the point.
I often end my yoga classes with this thought: If you are feeling strong, in good health and at peace then take a moment to have gratitude for how rich you are. For it is only he who has a healthy body and sound mind who can truly consider himself a wealthy being.
Love is both a noun and a verb; it implies an act of doing and a type of being. The nearest relation to deep love is divineness: a God-like act, devoid of all ambiguity yet honest and true.
Phew! As you're doubtless already aware, the good people of Essex were able to sleep soundly in their beds last night, safe
As I sit outside in the freezing cold (yet apparently warm), enjoying the sun in Canary wharf, waiting for my lovely but notoriously late friend, James. I wonder what 2012 has brought us.