Over several decades I've found that identifying ourselves in terms of such spiritual qualities can be liberating. It can loosen the grip of the conviction life is primarily shaped by material factors and bring out a sense of health, rather than sickness, being the divine default.
Last autumn at TEDxBrighton I gave a talk (including songs) about my A.A. Milne Edinburgh Fringe show and the effect it had on my understanding of audiences - especially thinking about the generation gap.
This year we decided to spray shoes with a red 'x' and leave them dotted about the city, tied to lampposts and left on college walls. Some of them directed you to a café where you could get a free cup of coffee or a scoop of ice cream with it, and five carried a free ticket; others simply bore messages like 'I'm a free shoe enjoy!'
Whilst many people think they will give out of their surplus once they are content, I believe that giving is a key to reaching that elusive state of contentment.
Many of us will have started this New Year with a host of resolutions about how to improve many aspects of our life in an attempt to make ourselves look and feel better.
My world today exists in Treadwells, not Hoxton Bar and Grill, and I would rather buy Liber Null than a CD. I apologise, actually I don't, but I never really believed in ''Indie'' or claimed that I did. I believed in The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, not the Rough Trade shop and Crass.
After seven weeks of chasing my tail half way around the world I am finally in my house back home in my adopted country - Wales.