Learning to Be The Flow

We can’t please everyone. We can try for sure, but it’s usually in the trying that we see we’re fighting a losing battle. It really is impossible to get everyone to like you, to accept your ideas, your views and opinions. Folk have their agendas, just as you have yours. The past is so wellContinue reading “Learning to Be The Flow”

Rearview Mirror

When I was younger, I was prone to looking back. It’s not a good habit to get into. It’s like keeping your eye on the rearview mirror, whilst driving. You miss so much… … not to mention how dangerous it is. It’s different from keeping an eye on where we’re going. That’s safer. But weContinue reading “Rearview Mirror”

Caring About Time

My wife booked us cinema tickets to go and see a rerun of E.T, thinking it would be nice to watch it on the big screen. We arrived at the cinema, got our tickets, and then was told they had changed the movie. “So what’s showing instead?” asked my wife. “Trainspotting,” came the nervous replyContinue reading “Caring About Time”

Collecting Experiences

I’m not an experience-collector. Experiencing new things doesn’t make life richer, for my attention is not in the experience, but on the experiencer, therefore the constant flow of experiencing fills my cup rather beautifully, without the need to venture off onto a road less travelled. Surely anything that is here one moment and gone theContinue reading “Collecting Experiences”

Don’t Stare

It’s morning. I’m in Taipei’s subway. I’ve just squeezed out of the train. I’m enjoying breathing and moving my limbs. So many people. I swear there’re more and more of us. I’ve been in Taiwan for two and a half years and I find myself thinking, “It wasn’t like this when I first came here.”Continue reading “Don’t Stare”

What Would You Do?

Do you allow yourself to relax? I like to think I do. I know the importance of relaxation, and I can so easily dish out the advice to a rushing-Ronny to chill out. I’m certain there’s something in one or more of my own books about how rushing doesn’t get us anywhere, and how “there’sContinue reading “What Would You Do?”