Temper Temper!

If someone is said to lose their temper, it normally refers to someone getting angry. The word, temper means- Noun person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm. the degree of hardness and elasticity in steel or other metal. Verb improve the hardness and elasticity of (steel or other metal) [...]

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility This quote has many possible origins but is most famous for being said by Uncle Ben in the Spiderman films. Very rarely is someone gifted great power without having first taken great responsibility. In these posts rather than focusing on power, I focus on empowerment. To achieve empowerment we [...]

Focused to a Point

Different species of animal see in very different ways. As a general rule animals that hunt have eyes that face forward and animals that are prey have their eyes to the side to enable better peripheral view. Cows have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision. They are also able to see colours except red. The [...]

Right or Happy?

Humanity's history is littered with atrocities. People can very horrible to each other. When people believe that they are right and have the moral high ground there is the potential for horrible acts. Wars are carried out as each side believes that they are right and justified in their actions. This is the same in [...]

Constant Distractions

The world we have created is full of distractions. It has left the majority of us with the inability to focus on one single task. In the United Kingdom it is illegal to use mobile phones whilst driving. Even when driving at speed people allow themselves to be distracted by technology. We are addicted to [...]

What Do You Value?

One day I flicked the TV on and the channel happened to be showing a programme on Thai cuisine.  The two presenters were helping a family of rice farmers work the rice paddy in the morning and then cook lunch. When lunch time came, everyone stopped work and helped to prepare a delicious and healthy [...]

Let the Right One In

In vampire folklore, vampires cannot enter your house unless invited in or permission is given. Once in, they would suck the victim’s blood, draining them of their life force and energy. This is true with so many other aspects of negativity. Why I write about this is so that we become aware of the negativity [...]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me

We live in a world with many rules. There are laws, byelaws, rules of the road, religious doctrine, professional codes of practice and social guidance such as manners. If we were to simplify the desired outcome of all these rules to one characteristic, what would it be? My answer is respect. Would we need so [...]

Free-Spirited

What is a free- spirited person? A quick google search comes up with: Independent and not constrained by convention. Because someone is independent and not constrained by convention are they truly free-spirited? Does this mean that their spirit is free? Is their spirit restricted by their ego? Are they living from the heart? As people [...]

Forgiveness

We are taught to forgive those who have wronged us but forgiveness can be hard especially when forgiving is done in the wrong context. Forgiving can be difficult sometimes as it feels that the person who has hurt you is getting away with it. You may feel weak and powerless- A victim. When you truly [...]