Long past the grim-dark of midnight, in a loud and crowded bar somewhere in the red-brick old town of Edinburgh, I found myself talking with a friend who was well and truly down in her cups due to a recently ‘celebrated’ birthday. As the conversation unfolded, she repeatedly invited me to commiserate with her on the […]Read more "The 5 Reasons I get Happier as I get Older…"
Today #LoveWins — James Radcliffe (@JamesRadcliffe) June 27, 2015Read more "Tomorrow, we move forward. But…"
This post contains multitudes. It runs the entire gamut between the sacred and the profane. It contains my own, hitherto undisclosed and secret meaning of Christmas, and it contains a GIFT for YOU and everyone else in the whole wide world. There are snakes (not on a plane) and there are aliens. There are chestnuts […]Read more "The True Meaning and Value of Christmas (For Me). ALSO: Snakes! Aliens! and A GIFT for YOU!"
This is the second part of a two part post. If you haven’t read the first part you can do that here. In Part I, we explored how the process of looking a little more deeply into the world and ‘unpacking’ those things we habitually take for granted can enhance and upgrade our experience of […]Read more "On: Gratitude… and Death (Part 2)"
As human beings, we can miss so much. It is perfectly possible for us to bounce about our days with vast chunks of potential experience simply passing us by, untapped, unused and ultimately wasted. The fact that we perpetually take things for granted, the fact that we constantly: form and work from internal generalisations, is […]Read more "On: Gratitude… and Death (Part I)"
To be human, and to live a human life is to be, (at least in part) almost continually beset by: pain, hardship, and obstacles. Strangely, far from being the despicable and discouraging news that this, on the surface, appears to be; I believe that this is not necessarily a bad thing…. In fact, I believe: […]Read more "The Road is Not Easy (and Nor Should It Be) / A Meditation on Pain."
Human beings are creatures of synthesis, whose primary aim in life is: to create higher patterns of energy and information. Our relentlessly unceasing innovation is hardwired into our very being and fully indiscriminate. The most important choice we can possibly make in our lives is: the choice of where to direct our focus. At first […]Read more "The Most Important Question You Will Ever Answer…"