ready for change?

no one changes unless they want to. not if you beg them. not if you shame them. not if you use reason, emotion, or tough love. there’s only one thing that makes someone change: their own realisation that they need to do it. and there’s only one time it will happen: when they decide they’re…

inspirational quotes: Marcus Aurelius

“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” Along with the quote: “Be the change you want to see.” Which has been falsely linked to Mahatma Ghandi (even while it remains an excellent precept to live by, in my opinion), put me in mind of a recent public discussion…

taking courage in being disliked

have the courage to be disliked   I love this notion – because, in my opinion, it simply means that the less value that you place on other peopoles’ opinions – of you, your actions, and/or your words – then the more freedom you will have to make (life) decisions based on your needs, desires…

learning to listen

listening deeply is the key to understanding. for when we have taken the time for things, and get to know them, only then, will we have a better understanding of them.

acceptance

Accept the things to which nature binds you and let life unfold as it will, but for each breath you take, do so with your heart.

caught a memory

we left the flat at 12.30am, having already made our way through a numerous variety of beers, wine and rum. on a mission possible, we strode towards town, looking for the nearest meat market, aka project nightclub. marked on the way in, a black purple line on the inside of my left wrist, i was…

quote: Jimi Hendrix

When the Power of Love Overcomes the Love of Power The World will know Peace

Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and…

LOVE – you painful, gorgeous emotion…

When you’ve been in pain, you unknowingly forced your heart to close, steel bars sprang up – I wonder when this heart will be free again. The irony, that you’re so free with your love, that you love and adore all, or at least try to, yet you don’t allow yourself to be loved in…