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Exhibition – Merchant Hotel Belfast – 23rd Sept 12- 6pm

I am delighted to announce my upcoming exhibition and sale at The Merchant hotel Belfast.  This is a one day event featuring 10 of my newest paintings.  These paintings try to express the explosive nature of finding out new and exciting knowledge about oneself that transcends the usual personal nature of existence. Everyone is welcome and I [...]

September 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Exhibition – Merchant Hotel Belfast – 23rd Sept 12- 6pm

Breaking the Rope – Free Your Mind

Breaking the Rope   “Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth” Marcus Aurelius   We try to avoid feeling uncomfortable and having uncertainty. It’s why many people are continually looking to the future; planning, wishing, hoping, and maybe avoiding certain circumstances. They stick to a mundane routine and an unhappy life, not making [...]

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Breaking the Rope – Free Your Mind

Fulfill Your Potential

Individualism and Potential “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them” Marcus Aurelius   In my first book, In the Centre Lies Virtue, I place great stress on how we have come to be, how we humans happen to be in the predicament that we are. This article [...]

March 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Fulfill Your Potential

A God amongst Men

A God amongst Men   Evolution has proved a difficult puzzle for us to solve. It did not give the Stoics any issues because nobody had even heard of it. They still knew though, that something very special was at the heart of it all, they called it the Logos. Everything goes back to the logos [...]

February 27th, 2017|Comments Off on A God amongst Men

No Time for Anxiety

No ‘time’ for anxiety   “True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied, for he that is wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on No Time for Anxiety

Dig Deep and Swing for the Fences

Dig Deep and Swing for the Fences “I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is a professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Dig Deep and Swing for the Fences

Animated book review – In the Centre Lies Virtue

In the Centre Lies Virtue - animated book summary One of the best ways to see if you like what is going to be in a book is to know more about the ideas within that book. I have put together this short video to show one of the central themes within 'In the Centre [...]

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Animated book review – In the Centre Lies Virtue

Stoicism – In the Centre Lies Virtue

No ‘time’ for anxiety   “True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied, for he that is wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with [...]

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Stoicism – In the Centre Lies Virtue

Stoicism for mental balance – In the Centre lies Virtue

Stoicism – A Life Saver   “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present” Marcus Aurelius   So there I was yet again, curled up in the foetal position on the bedroom floor with tears flooding [...]

December 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Stoicism for mental balance – In the Centre lies Virtue

Inspiration for book – In the Centre Lies Virtue – Ernest Becker

The Denial of Death - Ernest Becker's Pulitzer prize winning book in 1974. From Wikipedia - The basic premise of The Denial of Death is that human civilization is ultimately an elaborate, symbolic defense mechanism against the knowledge of our mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival [...]

August 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Inspiration for book – In the Centre Lies Virtue – Ernest Becker