“There you go again.” Ronald Reagan was known for deploying this phrase to disarm his opponents – perhaps most famously (and effectively) during the 1980 presidential election debate against then incumbent President Jimmy Carter. I remember this during my morning meditation practice, for no discernible … Continue reading“There you go” and “Here I am”
Dog chases cat. Cat runs up a tree. Dog can’t climb, barks at the tree instead. Does it matter if the dog is barking up the right tree if he can’t get at the cat?
Stories are for transfixing us. To delight. To make us laugh. To make us cry. To make us rage against injustices. To teach us not to hurt others. To help us forgive when we are hurt by others. Stories instruct and allow us to escape. … Continue readingStories
We often feel our lives lack … something. More money, a sexier body, a bigger house. And maybe not just the superficial stuff. We also want more of the intangible: More talent. More kindness. More wisdom. Wouldn’t be it be crazy wild if we already … Continue readingWanting more
One of my friends enjoy his regular acupuncture sessions. Another go for Thai massages. Yet another runs marathons. Yoga. Meditation. Weight training. Watercolour painting. We all have our ways to decompress and let go of the week that was — all the stress and pain … Continue readingWhatever works
I had a new pair of spectacles made the other day. Suddenly everything was clearer and brighter. It made me wonder why we often need a change before we see the world with new eyes. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could do that anyway, … Continue readingNew eyes
Sometimes Joy is curling up on the sofa with the one you love most in the world and watching a really cheesy romantic comedy, laughing into each other’s neck during the especially horrible yet oh-so-hilarious bits.