The power of now, means just doing what you feel like and enjoying every moment without wishing it was yesterday or tomorrow. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Or as Sanjeev Kohli once said “when life gives to you tapes, make tapenade” We had snow today, so my donkeys just did what they feel… Continue reading now


New Year is over so I’m moving on from the last few days’ worth of posts on how to pay for your life of freedom. Of course, the media’s idealised version of this free life we talk about is one where you simply do nothing because you are stinking rich and sit around sipping fine wines… Continue reading Knappetting

Be like water

After struggling with the “art of detachment” proposed by his teacher, Bruce Lee spent a week at home: After spending many hours meditating and practicing, I gave up and went sailing alone in a junk. On the sea I thought of all my past training and got mad at myself and punched the water! Right… Continue reading Be like water


“When nature is “so careless of the single life,” why should we coddle ourselves into the fancy that our own is of exceptional importance?”…Robert Louis Stevenson. Living differently or following an alternative path in life to that deemed normal, can present you with challenges occasionally. Money and work are two that spring to mind. By… Continue reading idlers

Categorised as Inspiration


Many of us have been raised to believe that we must have a plan for our lives. Stick in at school, get good grades, go to university, get a good job, save for your pension, get a mortgage, buy a house, have kids, climb the ladder…and then have some well deserved me time when you… Continue reading plans