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All Spirit, No Fluff...

An honest enquiry into how to make sense of life, overcome adversity and make the most of being human

All Spirit, No Fluff...

An honest enquiry into how to make sense of life, overcome adversity and make the most of being human

The Cracking of the Mask

You know when the mask begins to crack. The mask you've worn for so long no longer feels comfortable. Not that it ever truly did, but now for some reason you cannot pretend it's okay. Once the mask has cracked things cannot and will not remain the same. Though for a...

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Soul Searching in Selfridges

Now you won't find me in Selfridges very often but occasionally the misfortune befalls me. It's a funny old place. Full of people with cash to burn—or at least a credit card or some space in the overdraft—it's a consumer's dreamland, a temple to fashion, style, class,...

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Can Ayahuasca Really Make You Happy?

A lot has been written about the therapeutic efficacy and transformative power of the visionary Amazonian brew ayahuasca. I myself have enthusiastically espoused the benefits of the vile tasting drink online and to those I feel able to talk openly with. Ayahuasca has...

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Community Can Cure Our Fear of the Future

One of the greatest motivations behind our behaviour, yet also one of the least spoken of, is our fear of the future. Despite being something so rarely discussed, this fear informs so much of what we think and do, and the fundamental ways in which we choose to live...

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Cleansing the Inner Shmuck

The author and philosopher Alain de Botton once said 'Whatever one does, the inner shmuck never quite goes away'. I'm afraid I have to agree. While we all have moments or perhaps even extended periods where we feel good and life flows, we can be sure it is only time...

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It Is Never Enough

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realise that you have enough, you are truly rich. ~ Lau Tzu, Tao Te Ching It is never enough. Our mind's natural tendency to want...

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Finding Meaning Beyond Absurdity

You and I live on a giant rock hurtling through space. We used to be apes, and before that we were fish. Before that, we were tiny little gooey things that you can't even see. And before that, we were stars. Isn't all of this just a little bit strange? Aren't I, and...

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Floating in a Sea of Stars

I've no idea how long I've been lying here. It could be half an hour, it could be several weeks. I open my eyes. All I can see is the dark infinity of space and a deep, expansive sea of stars. I feel at ease, completely relaxed, my awareness no longer confined to the...

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Reclaiming ‘Hippie’: The Taboo of Positive Living

It seems like the more I make positive changes to my life the more I get called a hippie. Granted this is usually by friends and it might be in jest but nonetheless it points to an interesting phenomenon. The term hippie, as used today, seems to be a derogatory word,...

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Never Play Your Favourite Music to the One You Love

One of life's greatest pleasures has to be playing your favourite songs or band really loud and losing yourself in the transcendental ecstasy of that most moving and divine creative expression - music. A word of advice though. Never, I repeat never, ever - no matter...

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