Browsing the archives for the simon rose tag

Freedom lost: Why governments take our freedom and why we let them

Today we visited the “Terror Museum” in Budapest.  It’s housed in the former offices and torture headquarters of the Fascist Party (WWII) and the Hungarian communist “KGB” (1945-1990). As half my family are Hungarian refugees (the other half are Polish refugees), I came to Budapest to explore my roots and see whether ancestral memories or [...]

12 Comments
May 30, 2011 in Financial freedom / Lifestyle design, Thoughts For the Day
Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Re-financing your road to freedom (Tim Ferriss lifestyle design)

Regular readers of my blog know that I write in glowing terms about my “lifestyle guru” Tim Ferriss.  I’ve been promising for a long time to write about the principles of his brilliant text, 4 Hour Work Week.   (See e.g. this article last year on speaking your truth) Though I don’t usually write whilst I’m [...]

15 Comments
May 26, 2011 in Financial freedom / Lifestyle design
Tagged , , , , ,

Update from Ukraine – wonderful news about our courses

Greetings from Ukraine where we are teaching in a wonderful healing spa “sanitarium” near Kiev.  This is truly the most fantastic venue, set inside a beautiful forest surrounded by a lake.  After cold and noisy Moscow, this is heaven indeed. I’m logging on to send this quick update because I know many of you are [...]

5 Comments
May 22, 2011 in Thoughts For the Day
Tagged , , ,

Personal update: Greetings from Moscow

Greetings from Moscow! Evette and I landed safe and sound here on Monday after a long but uneventful 3 day trip from Vanuatu.  The 30 hour stretch from Brisbane to Moscow via Heathrow was the longest single plane trip I’ve ever done. It was fine though and jetlag hasn’t been a major issue this time. [...]

1 Comment
May 11, 2011 in Personal update
Tagged , , , , ,

Personal update: Happy Easter Break & Love from Vanuatu!

Hi everyone! We’ve been so deep in ideas and philosophy on this blog lately that I haven’t done a personal update for ages. I did promise the blog would be more fun and more personal this year. Just letting you all know that I’ve taken a break from blogging over Easter. We have been very [...]

11 Comments
April 22, 2011 in Personal update
Tagged , , , , ,

Do cruise ships bring the rain? The mysterious difference between causation versus correlation

I was complaining to a local friend last week about the rain here in Vanuatu. It rained every day for 2 weeks and I was going a bit stir crazy. “It’s the cruise ships,” my friend told me.  Really?  “Yes, every single time a cruise ship comes to Vanuatu, it rains.  Everyone in my village [...]

23 Comments
April 19, 2011 in Logic and skeptical thinking
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Attraction is NOT Divine Intervention (Part 2)

Yesterday I shared several real life examples of “magical thinking” in the New Age community. People searching for deeper answers to why things happen are very quick to say “Upstairs” showed me a sign, and very reluctant to own and take responsibility for their creation. I’d like to share now another true story that happened [...]

34 Comments
April 8, 2011 in Law of Attraction
Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Why Attraction is NOT Divine Intervention (part 1)

True story: Sally’s car breaks down on the way to a job interview.  Instead of rescheduling the interview, Sally cancels, taking it as a sign from her angels that she was not meant to take this job. Depending on your spiritual beliefs and education background you will either find that to be (a) inspirational and [...]

18 Comments
April 7, 2011 in Law of Attraction, Spiritual ideas and theory
Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Does the Law of Attraction work or not?

The Law of Attraction is one of those hot topics.  People never seem to tire of debating why it’s true; why it’s false; or why everyone else just misunderstands it! (I’m in the 3rd category.) There have been a lot of great comments on this blog about the subjects of Law of Attraction (LOA) and [...]

26 Comments
April 2, 2011 in RPT theory and teachings
Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

The danger of challenging people’s beliefs

I have written several times about the dangers of sharing my beliefs.  I have some further thoughts to share on this topic, drawing on reader’s comments and the general feedback I get. I keep making mistakes… and learning. The last time I wrote about this I focused on my fear that people will judge (and [...]

28 Comments
March 29, 2011 in Thoughts For the Day
Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,