go forth

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The …

life

In the words of Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.” It is easy to get stuck in the daily grind of our ordinary world. We let one day blend into the next without much variation. Until one day, we wake up, look around and wonder, “How did I end up here?”

Love’s Rebuttal

Love’s Rebuttal I walk among the rocks And broken glass in bare feet A rat scuttles across the street. I thought love was to blame For all the things said and done; I hid myself I shame. Through the window pane Of the Watchmaker’s shop; I see my reflection; I have not slept for days. Eyes that were once bright …

love has no beauty

love has no beauty I still believe in beauty But I lost my faith in love I wanted the world to love me But all I got was spit in my face I did think love would rescue me Show me a better world; a better place Love didn’t live up to its promise Left me standing here in the …

love is

love is pain love is suffering that is all i’ve seen of love all you need is love, or so the beatles sang love broke my heart love stole my flame that is the way of love love will save the day, or so des’ree sang love is a fool’s game love is lame that is the darkside of love …

london

Yesterday, there was a period in the day when my life felt completely right. What do I see when I look back over the day? Let’s see…I didn’t go in to do corporate coaching. So straight away, I had more time. I was able to stay in bed a little longer. I did my emails and researched my route for …

once i was

I’m a mean mother fucker Always kicking off the covers I’m a back street bitch Always trying to make a pitch Once My mind was clear Once I really did care Once I didn’t give a damn I’m a fake mother fucker Always sniffing up her skirt I’m a slick boy punk Always trying to sell some junk Once I …

i didn’t ask for this

It is the first day of spring. Well you wouldn’t know it living in this god forsaken place. Still as Ranaulph Fiennes is reported to have said, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” April further unfolds itself. It looks like now I will be spending about 10 days in Northern Spain hiking the El Camino de Santiago. I …

random thoughts from the day

Hey there baby Your love is legendary Love is four letters Ain’t in the dictionary Excuse my position But it ain’t missionary – Aerosmith ** I feel like being present in my own skin today and not only being present, but liking my own company. ** It’s time to switch into action mode…

you make me want to shout

And you know what…I feel like jumping, and shouting, and dancing in the streets. I think I just might go do that right now (my neighbors probably won’t like it much seeing how it is 6 in the morning)….

Tick Tock

Oh my look at the time. Where has it gone? And where is it going? I have 2 weeks left on a 3 month contract. I am looking forward to April. I had intended to walk the Road to Santiago in April, but as my life is one bumpy roller coaster ride, the plans have now changed, well slightly anyway. …

Happiness

Is happiness the absence of desire? If I desire something and can’t have it, then I am unhappy. If I desire something and can have it, then I am happy. Desire creates discontent if you can’t have the thing you desire.

What is it to be a Person?

My first philosophy essay is due on Friday and I have to answer the question of what it is to be a person? Well I have thus managed to write one line so far. That is a start at least! I was driving home from my contracted place of work this evening and reflecting on the day. I must admit …

References

In trying to make sense of my place in the world, I crawled up into the attic this morning to look for books that have touched me in the way that i can related to some of the characters found in the tales. Here are a few that I found this morning: The Heart of the Matter, by Graham Greene …

Return

I have been away for a while, a very long while and a lot has happened in that time, some of which i have not fully understood. The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who …