Point Break:Your own Journey

For some time now I have been contemplating a number of experiences I had of late. Precariously balanced on a knife edge just beyond my reach was a revelation so insignificant that I would overlook it.

Serendipity played its part. As Robert Greene, author of Mastery, would explain, it is the fruitful associations of an unencumbered mind put together by chance in just the right mix so as to bring forth creative connections. Read More

Newton’s Third Law

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

This is a law of physics that I apply in my life. It is so engrained in my western way of thinking that I miss the fallacy in my own reasoning.

This law, if inappropriately applied to life, discounts the most crucial of all ‘nuances’ between objects and people. It ignores the capacity of choice.

My misapplication of this rule creates familiar and acceptable thinking in my life such as ‘I am a product of my circumstance’ or Post hoc ergo propter hocAll of this leads to only one outcome; reactiveness. Read More

Commitment does not follow pleasure. Here’s why.

I am often faced with a moral dilemma. We all know this one. You approach a scenario in your life where you have to choose between what you want to do and what you have already committed to doing.

Depending on the gravity of the choice, I make exceptions in the favour of pleasure alarmingly often. This is a natural response to potential discomfort. It is not something to be embraced, but avoided as far as possible. Why would we make ice cream when we wanted ice cream instead of just buying it? I would venture to say there are only two scenarios where this is likely to occur. Either you really like making ice cream or it’s cheaper and you would not otherwise be able to afford it. You will notice that both these scenarios occur in order to maximise the pleasure we experience. Read More