Pain is real, suffering is a choice: Cheers to hope

Meet Justin: Artist, punk rocker, ex-psychiatric patient, brother, son. I know Justin through my job as a Housing First Worker at St Mungo’s, a homeless charity. (Housing First is quite a cool initiative, if you’re interested in the evolving methods of helping people entrenched in homeless services because of the complexity of their needs.) He… Read More Pain is real, suffering is a choice: Cheers to hope

Hello darkness, my old friend

Despair is the necessary prerequisite for the next degree of consciousness. That’s absolutely a prerequisite  Ram Dass  It’s getting on for 6am and I’m still just lying here, awake. Dark thoughts swirl around the periphery of my chemical-tinged, completely wired consciousness that I’m not sure is even dented by the muscle relaxants, the beta-blockers, the… Read More Hello darkness, my old friend