May 27, 2019

People tend to be overly optimistic about their relative standing on any activity in which they do moderately well.’ – Daniel Kahneman (Thinking, Fast and Slow)

So, today the 27th May 2019 we here in the UK have woken up to the results of the European Parliament electi...

March 25, 2019

While clearing my computer I came across this poem I wrote in 2012. I was moved by its prescience and relevance still today, so I have decided to share it. Hope you enjoy. 

In the depths of my anguish

There was a shining light

In the guise of a friend

Who helped me to smil...

September 27, 2018

So you’re looking for love. One day you’ll happen to tell a friend or acquaintance that you’ve come to a point in your life where you are ready to meet someone and I can guarantee, at least once, you will be told that what you should do first, is love yourself. It’s we...

September 27, 2018

This is a transcript of a talk made by myself, Shaka Lish, for Brent's Stop The War coalition. Please also find a video recording of the talk here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWBi-nO2atE

War and the environment is a two-way relationship. In this talk I would...

September 27, 2018

On the 7th July 2018, an event was organised in Brent in preparation for Tump's visit on the 13th July in London. The event was organised by  Brent Central Labour Party and supported by Brent Stop the War Coalition, Brent Stand Up to Racism, Brent Momentum, Brent Green...

September 27, 2018

On the 6th November 2017 Triyoga held a symposium at their Camden branch, discussing ‘The Diversity Problem in Yoga’. Some yoga teachers in studios such as Triyoga have found themselves looking around their classes, not seeing the same diversity that they see on t...

September 27, 2018

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

As someone who has had a troubled youth, in many ways my adult life has been about a search for a peace. Inner peace mainly and in the moments I have experienced that, known...

September 27, 2018

It has slowly dawned on me that one of the obstacles standing in the way of human beings finding peace is, among other things, that it is boring.

Allow me to highlight some recent observations that may further illuminate what I mean. First, I have a girlfriend who has h...