A conversation in a hot tub with my friend Toby led to the initiation of this post, as we were passing the time and discussing the subject of works, suffering and life in general. One of the subjects we got quite deep into was that of short-term wins versus long-term wins, the timeless balance of … Continue reading "On Delayed Gratification"
On Delayed Gratification
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-Tzu – Tao Te Ching Over however many years of life that we have lived to date, we have built up a list of things in our head that we want to do. It is inevitable. Some people want to paint the next Mona Lisa, … Continue reading "On Small Disciplines"
On Small Disciplines
When you have a panic attack live on ABC News, how are you supposed to react? For most people, it would represent their worlds imploding and Dan Harris was no exception. A high-stress, self-denigrating and competitive working environment will heap ever-building pressure upon the shoulders of a news reporter-turned-anchor and, eventually, the human kettle will … Continue reading "On Healthy Scepticism"
On Healthy Scepticism
I often find myself wondering if anyone even knows what philosophy is these days. Do you? I have never been a formal student of the subject, I have never sat in a classroom and had it fed to me or discussed it with peers. Yet I feel in my gut a knowledge of what a … Continue reading "On Philosophology and Rules"
On Philosophology and Rules
If you can’t tell by the tonality of the previous articles, I have a soft spot for our Armed Forces both domestic here in the UK and worldwide. It comes from a previous life in which I served 3 years in the Royal Navy post-University. Once you have been part of a large organisation, you … Continue reading "On Mindfulness and the Military"