A Brush Stroke
With the stroke of a brush one can forever change the colour of a room. The same can be said of one’s words, choose them wisely. – M L Wood
Faith In Values
Ones positive emotions are tenuous, fleeting and inextricably linked to value systems. That is to say, that one must have faith in ideals, certain beliefs and values. All of this pertains as to how you perceive, interact and cope with the world around you. Faith is embodied wisdom. And through this faith in something bigger…
Rethinking The Pursuit Of Pleasure
We need to rethink how we culturally view pleasure. Look around you. I’m sure you will find most of the cultural value systems align with chasing that juicy little hedonic carrot. Whether it be pleasure in the form of a bottle (alcohol), a pill (take your pick) or a screen (pornography or Instagram), it’s pretty…
What About Colours?
I close my eyes, evoking the colour blue. I take a deep breath, letting go. The ebb and flow of the ocean, as the water caresses over my feet springs to mind. I look down, the clear blue water has surrounded me. I don’t resist. I let all the blue thoughts, feelings and memories come…
Is Failure Success?
What does success mean to you? I imagine this question would illicit a different response depending on who I asked. However, I would also imagine that there would be an overlap in the answers given. Perhaps you would say something like “becoming a millionaire” or “achieving my goals”. Neither of these answers are wrong, yet…
The Productivity Paradox
Our modern, technologically advanced society values a number of things – one of which is productivity. Have you ever contemplated what this actually means? I’m sure you have been guilty of thinking “I should have done this” or “if only I wasn’t so lazy and bad at managing my time I could have completed XYZ”.…
What is Love?
What is love? Is it the emotion that arises as you watch the waves crash onto the soft white sand, smiling to yourself, as the wind sifts through your hair? Maybe its the warm feeling you get when a dog excitedly reacts to you rubbing his chin? Most, I’d guess, would say it’s the emotional…
The Man Under The Bridge – A Short Story by M L Wood
A man wakes up under a bridge. He notices the trickle of water dripping down through the crack in the cement above him. He notes the sound is rather pleasant and the water is a safe distance from him not to disturb his state. The cars are streaming across the bridge in a sort of…