Journey to Face the Shadow

Journey to Face the Shadow

When I was seven, I stole the cloak from Damien Kelly’s batman figure. I was jealous. My batman didn’t have a cloak. It was second hand and by the time the previous owner had passed it off, the cloak had disappeared. I remember him crying with the teacher, snot...
For When You’ve Lost Purpose

For When You’ve Lost Purpose

“Follow your passion, and you’ll discover your purpose.” They say. Once you discover it, you can live the dream! I first read about the idea of “life purpose” in David Deida’s Way of the Superior Man. An incredible book that showed me, rather uncompromisingly, just...
The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

What is the purpose of life? What is your purpose? My purpose? It’s a word that is as clichéd as it is important. And one I have wrestled with as much as it has inspired me. So often we talk of it as a thing, an ideal we must live up to, a definition we must clarify....
What Makes You Special

What Makes You Special

Human beings have been trading stuff for an awfully long time. Some say for 150,000 years. It’s one of the biggest differentiators between us and the animals. It’s made our lives rich and cooperative. Here’s how it works… If one guy is great at making stone axes, and...
This Is Not The Way

This Is Not The Way

He whispered to me this morning while I was making coffee. Amongst the sound of the grinding of beans, his voice spoke through my own lips. “This is not the way.” He didn’t refer to the way I was grinding the beans. I don’t think he has much to say on that subject. He...
Navigating Life’s Turning Points

Navigating Life’s Turning Points

There are those moments that happen, periods in our lives, when we reach a fork in the road. The wheel of life has revolved, and we’re faced with a choice. A momentous choice perhaps. We feel it, like a beckoning from the future, or an intolerance for the present....
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