7.2.16

Some thoughts on 2016 so far!



BOOK I'M READING:
 'INTO AFRICA' By Sam Manicom-Great conversational style by a very gentle motorcycle adventurer giving a warts and all description of his first ride into this crazy, beautiful continent.

BEST BLOG POST I'VE READ:  Without doubt it has to be Tom Allen's post on being a nomadic creative.  A superb share on the meaning of life and work and the best thing I've read this year.  Highly recommended.
http://tomallen.info/how-my-location-independent-lifestyle-works/

BEST RESOLUTION:  50 DAY NO ALCOHOL CHALLENGE-  DAY 27!  Easy peasy!  But why do we drink so much and so regularly?  Other things are that it complicates life so much.  For example:

NEGATIVES
  • It's ridiculously expensive unless it's absolute gut rot.
  • It's incredibly heavy to carry.  Alcohol weighs a ton!
  • You can't buy it when the shop is shut.  Stress etc...
  •  It has millions of calories and most of us drink right up to just before bed.  Isn't that dumb?
  • It gives you a massive floppy belly!
  • You can't actually drive or ride anywhere after drinking because it's not safe.
  • You can end up having sex with people you really don't like, and fighting with people you do! Then you don't even remember it!
  • Drinking too much alcohol is like whacking your fragile brain a ton of times with a stick.
  • It dulls your senses.  Alcohol is for enduring the pain of a meaningless life, not transforming it.
  • Too much of it, too regularly, is really, really bad for your health.
POSITIVES
  • A bottle of good wine with a meal is pretty cool.
  • Going to the pub with your mates occasionally can be great fun.
  • Some very fine whisky and cognac can transport you to some far off internal place.
  • Getting completely pissed occasionally in a safe environment can be actually quite fun...initially!
  • A good cocktail can be like meeting an interesting person.
  • Sometimes, just occasionally you really need to whack yourself over the brain with a big wet fish!
  • Sometimes you need help to endure the pain of a meaningless life because you're just out of juice!
MUSIC I'M LISTENING TO:
 Bowie is gone!  His final album 'Blackstar' is great and strangely prescient.

PODCASTS I'M LISTENING TO:
The Tim Ferris Show-can be slightly infuriating sometimes but overall is very useful.
Adventure Motorcycle Radio-I love this podcast.  Highly recommended if you are into independent travel.
The Daily Evolver-A great introduction to all things integral.

AUDIOBOOK I'M LISTENING TO:
'Spiral Dynamics Integral' by Don Beck.  I love it but then, I'm weird.

FAVOURITE QUOTE AT THE MOMENT:  Under construction!

ESSENTIAL PRACTICE:  Daily meditation/ Keeping my Journal/ Minimum 20 minutes daily exercise/  Salute to the Sun/ KEEP IT MINIMAL!

RELEVANT PHOTO OF THE YEAR...SO FAR!


 THINGS COULD GET SPOOKY IN 2016!  BE PREPARED!












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