The universe is exactly the size that your soul can encompass

“The universe is exactly the size that your soul can encompass. Some people live in extremely small worlds, and some live in a world of infinite possibilities. you have just received some sensory input that suggest its bigger than you previously thought. What are you going to do with that information? Will you deny it or embrace it?" - Atticus the Iron Druid - Kevin Hearne ...

The great epochs

The great epochs of life come when we gain the courage to re-christen our evil as what is best in us - Friedrich Nietzsche

Reach the Essence

“You may train for a long, long time, but if you merely move your hands and feet and jump up and down like a puppet, learning karate is not very different from learning to dance. You will never have reached the heart of the matter; you will have failed to grasp the essence of karate-do." – Gichin Funakoshi (Shotokan Karate)

Resolution 2016

This year more than any other I have benefited from the ability to go within and face the self, this focus will continue to change my practice going forward in to 2016. My only resolution is to continue this everything else that needs to happen will be a result of this.

Quote of the day - Wim Hof


Syria, why can we not debate?

To be clear I am not in favour of air raids and strikes which is not the same not supporting military action as part of a wider set of activities. The thing that interest me in the current situation is that people reject something quickly and in many cases aggressively without rational debate. I like to try to stay as close to truth as I can, even if it is not my desired truth, and it is then ...

Competition and a Free Market Economy - Uber

I am always worried by regulation that is imposed by government or industry bodies that restrict the evolution of the industry, and in many cases reduce the service that is available to the public/customer. Currently in the UK a prime example of this is TFL (Transport For London) attempt to restrict the capabilities of Uber so that the black cabs can compete on equal terms. This kind...

Personal and Political Responsibility

Over the last few months I have been thinking about how we are individually much more responsible for events than we think and in many ways how this responsibility is not always clear to us as individuals. This process has caused me to reevaluate many of my previous decisions. It is always easier to understand things when you have an example to illustrate the point, and for this I will use the...

The Marked Mans Choices

Lots of recent conversations have possibly made it worth laying out "the marked mans choice" I have heard it called other names but they all amount to the same thing. Although this can be found with many different starting points the one that is most common in my experience is the company you are moving in to has not got sufficient funds to survive. Most of the staff don't see thi...

Happiness by Design - with Paul Dolan

I have been working through Paul Dolan book which I have found extremely interesting. This talk gives a good insight in to his thoughts.