The way of the Warrior is the path to discipline, restraint, focus and honour. The path is governed by morals and codes which allow those who walk it to live a life of wellness.
I’ve recently taken an interest in philosophy and wisdom from the likes of Stoicism, Buddhism, Sun Tzu, Miyamoto Musashi, Ryan Holiday and Robert Greene to name a few. These ancient wisdom's and teachings have allowed me to view the world differently and accept Dokkōdō.
Those who walk alone accept the way of the Warrior which is the resolute acceptance of death. …
Anyone who has dealt with a Narcissist before knows that it is a full time emotionally draining and mentally taxing job. You can never be fully prepared for it, Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) categorised as Cluster B Personality Disorders — according to the American Psychiatric Association, is a serious mental disorder where an individual has an inflated sense of self, a deep need for excessive attention, admiration and lacks empathy for others. They wear a mask of extreme confidence but underneath lies a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to even the slightest criticism.
At their very core, they are pathologically…
In the desert, you can remember your name ’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain — America (band)
What is this feeling, where am I? I ask bewildered as a vast desert surrounds me, with its barren landscape, full of dust, sand and deep curves. I can’t remember my name or how I even got here, I feel lost, confused and unaware of my surroundings.
Why am I here?
How did I get here?
What is the meaning of all this?
I look to my left and see a horse, just causally standing there. …
Let me start off by saying I do not actually enjoy running, I don’t enjoy the physicality of it and it’s absolutely not my favourite form of exercise or sport.
“Hold on, hold on mate, wait a minute, is this guy for real?”
“What is this guy on about? The title of the post insinuates running made a positive change in his life but he’s started off by saying he dislikes it? What type of Jedi mind trick is this?”
I know, paradoxical right? But bear with me for a second….‘let me land’ as the kids like to say. …
You need people like me so you can point your f*****’ fingers and say, that’s the bad guy — Tony Montana
If you’re not capable of doing harm you will absolutely fall victim to anyone who is.
This is partially why we love the villains and anti-heroes in movies, it’s because they have the courage or as some may say, insanity, to bring forth our animalistic nature in such a ferocious manner that makes them seem audacious and larger than life.
It is this concept exactly that allows them to be powerful and signals to those around them, that they…
The goal of life is fairly simple, level up as frequently as possible. This, of course, means different things to different people but to me, it’s learning from the past and implementing those lessons to make a better future.
Each level has its own unique devil which you must battle and defeat. As you progress and move up, you start to become more resilient, stronger and experienced in battle.
It’s not about where you start but the unique journey through the various battles you face and ultimately where you end up.
Those who wish to complete the game undefeated will…
When the pandemic struck in 2020, I remember my manager telling my colleagues and I, we would all have to work from home for a couple of weeks. I thought to myself,
“a couple of weeks, that’s light work, I can handle that”
But those first couple of weeks were gruelling! I was working 9am to 9pm with barely ten minutes to shove a sandwich in and call it lunch. Who would have thought working from home would mean working more than commuting daily to my London EC1 office? …
Mid last year Kanye West announced his upcoming partnership with GAP by tweeting a potential logo for the collaboration. 2020 saw both power-houses agree on a 10-Year deal for a Yeezy Gap apparel line. But with almost a year gone by and no real show pieces or big announcements from either party, it’s starting to feel like this union might not be all that we’d hoped for.
It has been a troubling year for Kanye & GAP, with the whole Trump drama and ongoing divorce from celebrity wife Kim Kardashian, together with GAP’s identity crisis and decline in global sales…
To date, I’ve written eighteen articles (including this one) on Medium and made a couple hundred dollars from my efforts, nice pocket change but a far cry from quitting your day job money.
I would love to make a ton of money from my writing, who wouldn’t? But no sweat, I just plan to keep writing and getting my content out there.
In all honesty though, I didn’t get into writing for the money. In fact, that was the last thing on my mind.
I simply wanted a place to express myself and share my thoughts, stories and ideas.
A narcissistic family cult is a unit of highly dysfunctional people that comprise abusers, victims and enablers. Within this unstable and defective unit, there are rules which you are expected to follow. Failure to follow these rules results in severe punishment.
This punishment is to inflict emotional wreckage on a victim to get them to give up on their sense of self through intense coercive control. Through this control, a victim submits and accepts the false image the family portray and is then trauma bonded to the cult.
Usually, within a Narcissistic family cult, there is a tyrannical leader, who…
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