Medium is a funny place. It’s a meta-verse brimming with all sorts of creatures. Great writers, critics and trolls. Lots of trolls.
You will find the most supportive fans you ever had and the most cynical of critics.
Try writing an article that hits 500 claps and see how many bad comments you get. To be fair, they do get easier. In fact critics are good for us. They harden us and develop our resolve to go further in the face of their flak. In spite of it.
I came on here a few months ago with high hopes and…
Every beating heart is as valuable as any other.
Every life matters. Including yours.
Who ever you are. What ever you have done. You are not beyond value.
Every thinking feeling person can choose to be something else entirely at any point in space time.
No one has the right to stand in the way of that.
No one has the right to decide who is good and who is bad.
Who lives and who dies.
The faster we get away from hierarchal value the better.
Vertical relationships are the root cause of untold agony on this planet.
Did you know it is ok to put your needs first. Your need to rest, relax and nourish yourself is critical to your wellbeing. If you are not looking after yourself you are no good to anyone.
The above statements all read like self help cliches….but they are true. We live in stressed busy times. We are inundated with distractions and intrusions and it never stops. It is relentless.
Finding the time every day to do something just for you goes a long way in counterbalancing the energy drain that modern life is drawing out of us.
If you have…
I checked my medium earnings this morning. $300 dollars so far for September. I cannot believe it. That is real money. Coming into my account next month. This is big. New territory.
I am not a skilled writer. I can barely even speak properly most of the time. But I have earned enough to buy some New Balance 990 v5’s or spend it on some ETH. Which is probably what I will do. ETH or Solana. (long term obvs)
I started writing through a writing challenge in May. I am new to this. The challenge was to write and publish…
It all started in May 2017.
I was determined to do something. To make something happen. I wanted an online business and I wanted it yesterday. My job was fine but very uninteresting. The sector was a sunset one.
So I asked Google how I could make money online. So many things came up. I remember looking at blogs and pitches and schemes until my eyes were raw and bloody.
I eventually stumbled upon a Shopify sponsored post about how to set up a drop shipping store in 30 minutes.
What the hell I thought. Lets go.
Fast forward a…
How do you feel about your body?
Chances are you aren’t totally happy with it or you wouldn’t have clicked on the heading.
This post is either going to make you froth at the mouth. Incandescent with some sort of hatred or it’s going to sway you into doing something similar yourself.
One final push to take control before 2021 gets the better of us.
I am 39 years old. I weigh around 95 kilos. I am in good shape. I have a good amount of muscle mass. …
Imagine your life as a work of art. Perhaps your life could be like this Cathedral. Rich, timeless, beautiful. Something that was built with great skill and great difficulty.
Does this metaphor resonate with you?
Can you imagine your life as one major accomplishment?
I can see to it that I build an amazing life. That all of my hardships and setbacks were part of a grand arc. My arc. My story. Everyone of them teaching me something. Giving me foundations to grow on.
I cannot fathom not living in a world infused with meaning. …
You don’t need to be a Christian to read the Lords Prayer. You don’t have to follow a religion to believe in God. You don’t have to know how to pray to do it.
The Lords Prayer It is one of the realest passages of high wisdom ever written. Thousands of years of knowledge and understanding codified into a few short passages.
It shines a powerful beam on the inherent spirituality that lives in all of us. Just as real as our consciousness or our genes.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Today I got angry. I was not given a discount when I had the right ID. The officious receptionist was clearly out to get me. She singled me out and denied what was rightly mine. She didn’t like the look of me and took pleasure in ruining my day. What a bitch.
The above is the story my head concocted as to the reason I did not get the discount and had to pay extra.
A story that was probably not true.
My anger brings up all sorts of things for me. It reddens my vision and sees everyone and…
What you are is only a thought.
Did you know that nobody can make you feel anything. It is your thinking that makes you feel.
When someone does something that creates a negative internal response it is not a direct link between their actions and your feelings. There is one key component missing. Your own thinking.
Some one says or does something to you — whatever you think about that causes you have to a feeling. An emotional response. Whether it is good or bad is based on your own internal constructs.
Someone could do the same thing to a…