Chinese Chopsticks

Early Morning Musings – Progress, Changes and Dreams

    Progress   2017 has passed merrily into the void of the past and the first week of 2018 is already drawing to a close. I have started keeping a journal again and the process of reflecting on each day is already showing its benefits. I was given the actual journal itself as a Read more about Early Morning Musings – Progress, Changes and Dreams[…]

Path to Gunung Bromo

Effortless Action (Teachings of the Tao Te Ching)

  What is effortless action? There are times in life when everything seems to flow by, one good experience after the other in a seemingly endless stream of positive and/or empowering experiences. The travelling lifestyle or University days seem to embody this sense of flow. During these episodes, it tends to be easy to have Read more about Effortless Action (Teachings of the Tao Te Ching)[…]


The Ten Thousand year Clock and Inequality

The 10,000 Year Clock I recently heard that Jeff Bezos is building a giant mechanical clock in the remote mountains of Texas that will run for ten thousand years. My first thought was of Egyptian Pharaohs and their Pyramids. I was impressed by the scale and awed by the ambition. To achieve the previously unachievable, to Read more about The Ten Thousand year Clock and Inequality[…]

Creativity and Dealing with Creative Block

Recognizing Creative Block Sometimes creativity flows out of us like its a kind of energy we are channelling. We put pen to paper, paintbrush to canvas or plectrum to guitar and bring to life something new, novel, exciting. This feels like the highest form of creativity, getting lost in the moment, forgetting everything else and Read more about Creativity and Dealing with Creative Block[…]

Gnarly Tree

Exploring Spirituality

The older we get the more knowledge we have absorbed, the more mistakes we can learn from and the more experience we can draw upon to frame our outlook on life. It follows that a person’s level of wisdom should advance at a similar rate to their chronological timeline. High levels of wisdom are associated with Read more about Exploring Spirituality[…]

Motto and Advice

Forgive the Past, Believe in the Future

Friendly advice can come from a whole range of sources. In a world saturated with images and messages it is important to recognize the most useful sources of advice are often closer to home than we think. The Power of the Journal I don’t often keep journals but I am aware of the power of Read more about Forgive the Past, Believe in the Future[…]

China Temple

Lessons from Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The day to day experience of life has changed dramatically over the last two thousand years but the realities of human existence have not. Over the coming months I will be working on an undertaking to convey what I think are important lessons from ancient oriental texts. What Lessons? I have a particular interest in issues Read more about Lessons from Ancient Chinese Philosophy[…]