Stop for a second and ask yourself: ‘How hard is it to actually change someone’s mind?’ Personally, I think it can be pretty damn hard. The central problem seems to be that, once we have publicly stated any kind of opinion it instantly becomes part of our psychological identity – something that the ego will […]Read more "How To Change Someone’s Mind…"
This post contains: An ancient Greek idea that could potentially change your life, the real reason it doesn’t matter if something is true or not, and a whole slew of zen ninja demon-slaying monkeys. Welcome, to my parlor. Welcome, to my heathen argument for faith. ‘Amor Fati’ ‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase used in […]Read more "Amor Fati: A Heathen Argument For Faith…"
It’s no secret that ideas can change the world. Ideas can move mountains, ideas can heal the sick; ideas can save lives, and ideas can start wars; ideas can put you to sleep, and ideas can wake you up; ideas can build walls, and ideas can tear them down. And it’s no secret that truly […]Read more "The Most Important Idea In The World…"
I spent this weekend in the mountains. It may sound strange but I get a lot of work done in the hills. Ideas for pieces of music and writing; revelations about love, life, truth and beauty – you name it – they all seem to come more easily than when I’m staying in the city. […]Read more "Perfection (And Where To Find It)"
I write in order to get closer to the truth. There are certain topics that I round on slowly, that I return to again and again, like a hunter stalking his prey in quiet circles, ever decreasing. Before I sat down to write this post I asked myself: ‘Why make music?’ This is my answer:Read more "The Feeling and The Sound of it…"
If something happens that is worth celebrating, I do my best to share it around. When I have shit to deal with, I tend to deal with it by myself. In any and all given interactions with other human beings, I do my best to be: respectful, honest, and kind. Last but not least: I […]Read more "Why I Do Not Whine like a B*tch on the Internet…"
I am smack-bang in the middle of the hardest part of my current project. No longer the fresh excitement and boundless possibilities of the new, nor yet the fragrant and tantalising promise of completion, just the work; the seemingly endless and repetitive no-mans-land of the daily grind. But still everyday I get up, brew my […]Read more "This Is My War"