When it feels like the worst has come to the worst, and you feel like you’re suffering the worst of the worst alone, you never are.

If someone had a knife to your throat, and you were certain they were going to go slashy-slashy … what’s the one thing you’d wish for? A good job? To be happy? To be rich? Or just to live?… To live a bit longer? Well, luckily that’s (probably) not happening to …

‘For some idiotic reason, your most horrific experiences are the stories you most love to tell’ – The Philosophy of Xavier in The Spanish Apartment.

Think back to the things that happened to you that seemed disastrous at the time, but now you look back at and laugh at. Outside of the comfort zone is where the most interesting things happen. And the more harrowing the experience, the fonder you may become of the memory. …

Does all the best shit in life only happen outside of your comfort zone? All the best experiences, the best friendships… and the best moments – are the most memorable and powerful ones only happen when you’re NOT comfortable.

In what areas of your life are you in the comfort zone? Though life within it can be cushy and nice, and also full of powerful times, does personal growth and true moments of living only happen in new experiences, when your point of view is challenged by someone, when you yourself …

You aren’t who you WERE or what you’ve ALWAYS DONE, you are who you are and what you do NOW + what Vanilla Sky (or Abre Los Ojos)’s got to do with it.

What you’ve always done, how you’ve always acted, how you react to certain tough situations, the guilt you get in certain situations is because you always have done it. It’s because you chose either the circumstances to cause it, or your reaction to whatever just happened. Every moment, from now, or after …

‘It is your life. Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself; don’t swim in the same slough.’ – The philosophy of: Charles Bukowski (Is a life stripped of goals and dreams a meaningless one?) + The philosophy of: Modest Mouse

Is an ambition-free life, one ‘free’ of dreams a meaningless one? Is existence completely in the present a purposeless one?  In Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, a man is sentenced to death by firing squad but minutes before he’s shot, he is pardoned. In those minutes expecting his death though, he realises …

If you’re experiencing something deep, some real emotions, some powerful feelings of fear, challenge, toughness or isolation, embrace them. These are the real times of life.

Most people have a one (or a lot of) songs that when they hear them, the song automatically takes you back to some time. And most times, that time it takes you back to a time when things were amazing, or scary, or unusual or completely not what you had …

Instead of saying ‘I can’t…’, how about asking yourself: ‘Why can’t I?’ and ‘How can I?’

There is no such thing as “Can’t” (other than ‘I can’t live without water/oxygen etc.’, and those laws of physics which are limiting, e.g. I can’t fly to South East Asia from Australia just by flapping my arms’)*. But for everything else, there’s no can’t, only ‘Don’t’. If you find …