Perspective

On the coastline of New Zealand grows the pohutukawa tree. The pohutakawa tree is often referred to as the New Zealand Christmas Tree because in early summer (Christmas Time in the Southern Hemisphere) it is covered with a spectacular display of crimson red flowers. One day I was at the beach sitting under a large [...]

Acceptance or Change?

A few years ago I was at a work conference. Most of the speakers had been very dry, it was nearing the end of the day and there was one speaker left. To start with I wasn't particularly interested and now my thoughts were on heading home. This soon changed as the last speaker was [...]

Addictions or Reminders?

What if I said, as a society we are all addicted. There are commonly known addictions such as alcoholism, drug addiction and smoking which society deems as bad but there are many socially acceptable addictions. These include junk food, sugar, TV, social media, video games and even stress. They can all be considered a normal [...]

What is your focus?

From an early age I have been interested in and ridden motorbikes. In my mid-twenties I bought a motocross bike and started regularly visiting the local motocross track. I loved the way the bike accelerated, sliding around corners, flying over jumps, the tinny noise of the bike and even the smell of the two stroke’s [...]

Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science fiction programme produced by the BBC. The first episode was shown on Saturday, 23 November 1963 and ran until 1989. It was relaunched in 2005 and is still running. The programme is about the adventures of a Time Lord called "The Doctor" or Doctor Who, an extra-terrestrial being from [...]

The Source of All Knowledge

Whilst re-reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho for the article  “To Realize One’s Destiny is a Person’s Only Obligation”   I found the interactions and the different ways of learning between the main character, Santiago and the English Man particularly interesting. At the start of the journey across the desert, Santiago meets an English man who [...]

The Sacred Cross

The Cross is one of the most famous religious symbols. In Christianity the Cross is a representation of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and reminds Christians of God's love in sacrificing his own son for humanity. The cross also predates Christianity in various forms.   The Ankh The Ankh is an Egyptian symbol. It is also [...]

Who am I?

It was the morning after a very intense mediation class, I was looking out the window watching the birds feed rather than get ready for work. For some reason I questioned my identity. My immediate reaction was that I do not have one. This answer sparked an uncertainty but before any fear set in I [...]

The Five Percent

Thomas Edison (11 February 1847 – 18 October 1931) is claimed to be one of America’s greatest inventors. As well as inventing many devices we take for granted today such as the phonograph, the motion picture camera and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb, he has made many famous quotes. Probably the most famous quote is [...]

Spiritual Maturity

In popular Psychology there is an idea called Transactional Analysis. This was proposed by Eric Berne in 1957. In Transactional Analysis behaviour and communication is generally from one of three states- Child, Adult and Parent. Often it is represented with this chart- The Parent talks down to the Child The Child talks back up to [...]