Camino Stories

This year my wife, Manuela, and I walked 350 kilometers along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. It was an amazing and wonder-full experience. On our return we knew that we should share the stories we witnessed and heard while doing the hike as 'peregrinos'. Since we got back we have written a book together, [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:26+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Adventure, book review, Experience, Peace, Persistence, Self-Awareness|0 Comments

Energizing Love

I wrote this non fiction book in 2013 with the idea of supporting those people who struggle with self-acceptance, who are religious refugees, or who , like me, just want to have a belief that is consistent with love, science, humanity, ecology and common sense. It has behind it a premise that love is what [...]

Finding Beauty

 “Does the moon exist only when I look at it?” Albert Einstein I live in a city, a large city, and everywhere I go I see concrete and walls, and particularly I see lots of signs and advertisements. When I drive my eyes are trained to flick from one sign to another, you have to, [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:37+00:00 January 10th, 2015|Being Yourself, Confidence, Joy, Peace, Poetry, Spirit of Love|0 Comments

A Diamond can shatter when it’s hit with a hammer!

A diamond is the hardest material in the world. It can easily score steel, glass, ceramics and other hard objects. However it has another characteristic. It is easily shattered. I remember reading a story by Wilbur Smith where a protagonist destroys millions of dollars of diamonds with a simple hammer and anvil. […]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:41+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Confidence, Joy, Peace, Poetry, Spirit of Love|0 Comments

Wasting Time

Have you ever spent a day lying on your back in the sunshine, becoming part of the quiet, hearing the sounds of insects, feeling the prickle of grass on your skin? (If not, then, try and select a day from your memory banks that is very similar in terms of resting, not working, and not [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:41+00:00 February 21st, 2013|Being Yourself, Confidence, Love, Peace, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Quiet Please.

I am sitting alone in the house, outside the air is cold, well freezing actually, at -10C. Snow lies an inch thick on the balcony, and it is quiet, the sort of quiet that comes when people are not wanting to be outside. I am peaceful. Sort of. Because paradoxically I long for this quiet, [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:41+00:00 January 26th, 2013|Being Yourself, Love, Peace, Relationships, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Art reflects life in Paris

How does one capture the romantic spirit of Paris? Having just left the beautiful city, there is a swirl of images creating an aura of the place around my head. Overwhelming artistry inundates every waking moment, from the intimate walkways of Montmartre, the opulence of the Palaces and Cathedrals, the sculptures and paintings of the [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:43+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Being Yourself, Joy, Love, Peace, Relationships|2 Comments

Whichever path you take, you will still experience life.

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   I guess we all have heard about the dichotomy of journey vs destination. “The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” Don Williams, Jr. (American Novelist [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:44+00:00 February 24th, 2012|Being Yourself, Confidence, Peace, Virtues|0 Comments

No Bling in Yin and Yang

After my son Lachlan died, a lot changed within me. The sense of grief overwhelmed, but also other aspects moved me positively towards re-assessing what I believed about love and life. For a start, I hurt in a way I can best describe in poetry, not explanation…… Burnt black Speak gently into my heart-wound, Where [...]

By | 2017-12-20T14:57:55+00:00 January 21st, 2012|Being Yourself, Peace, Poetry, Relationships|2 Comments

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