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…

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.

the egg, by Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off,…

We are one

There is a lot going on in the world right now – especially the bad and the ugly… but there are also beautiful moments too. This video by TV2 Denmark truly reinforces the message that we are not alone, that despite our backgrounds, or what we do for a living now, we connect on so…

A. E. Housman: A Shropshire Lad

From far, from eve and morning And yon twelve-winded sky, The stuff of life to knit me Blew hither; here am I. Now – for a breath I tarry Nor yet disperse apart – Take my hand quick and tell me, What have you in your heart. Speak now, and I will answer; How shall…