Why is it that sometimes the harder you try the poorer your results. The more you want the less you have. It’s because of what Alan Watts calls “The Backwards Law”. I explore what that is and why people often focus on the wrong things to get what they want.
Do you have faith or just a complex way of lying to yourself? I saw a Facebook post the other day. It said “Pray for what you want. If you get it, know that the Universe / God loves you. If you don’t, know that the Universe / God is saving you for something […]
If there’s all these jobs going around, why don’t we feel better off? So the Coalition fulfilled a promise this week to much cheering and back-slapping. Back in October 2013, they promised to create a million new jobs in 5 years. Last week they did it (or the economy did), 6 months ahead of schedule. […]
I think most of us have our success/failure grading scale calibrated all wrong. For most people, I think there’s one grade of success, and then fifty shades of failure beneath it. Like Success Partial failure Total Failure Miserable Failure Total Trainwreck This is one of those instances where we are just too hard on ourselves. […]
How do you spend your time? How much time or money are you wasting? One task that coud revolutionise youe life
Running from suffering is itself a form of suffering I love this idea of ‘The backwards law’ from philosopher Alan Watts: It is the idea that the more you pursue feeling better all the time, the less satisfied you become, as pursuing something only reinforces the fact that you lack it in the first place. […]
This idea is an attack on seniors and marks a new low in the housing debate. There’s this odd idea that retirees have to play their part to help fix the affordability crisis. It flared up again in this year’s budget, as some people criticised the plan to give extra funding to allow older people […]
Maybe the best way to be productive is to slow right down We all living in a state of burnout. More or less. Humans are just busy creatures. I was watching a gardener at work the other day. She had a Jack Russel with her. The dog was running around, getting its nose into things, […]
Value-creation is about finding that spark within you… that’s unique to you. Push that out into the universe and watch what comes back to reward you as a “thank you” for the value that you’ve given.
The right relationship to have with existence One of the interesting ideas I see pop up in a few traditions is the idea of a ‘playful universe’. That’s not always how the idea is expressed, and it doesn’t mean you can’t also have a wrathful and angry God playing lord of the playground, but the […]