i didnt know jason could dance until the busker started playing

I experienced something beautiful yesterday. A talented busker in the city trying to make a buck. A few brave souls who were free spirits enough to not care about what other people might think negatively about them. Some would call them attention seekers but they were being themselves, free spirits having some fun, human beings expressing themselves with no shame in the best way they knew how. We cheered them on and some of us bopped along. One of those people was a boy called Jason who came to live with us this weekend. I didn’t know he could dance. I love his free and unashamed spirit. It was awesome!

write the bloody song

I think that everyone probably has one good song in them. It is within you, you’ve just got to let it out. If you have a secret desire to write a song then simply start writing stuff down. So you don’t play a musical instrument? Doesn’t matter, just sing the tune in your head, record it on your phone. Come back to it later, hone the lyrics, make it better, play with it, change things around, poke and probe, caress its subtleties. It might take a week, it might take twenty years, it doesn’t matter. You are an amazing person, believe me when I say you have a voice, something meaningful, something lighthearted, something enigmatic, something beautiful, something awesome, something that the world needs to hear. But please understand that the song won’t magically appear. Infinite creative output is lost because of non effort. You need to create it. When you do it will fill your heart with happiness. Maybe you will sing it just to yourself, in your own sweet heart and head, your lover or to your Grandchildren, or your dog. Maybe it will be a big hit, who knows? It does not matter, just write the bloody song. That’s what I’m going to.

my amazing life

I have had an interesting life. Here are some of things that I have done:

I have climbed Mt Everest, dined with the Queen of England, spent a winter in the Antarctic, I once wrestled and defeated a saltwater crocodile. I played the part of a villain in a James Bond Movie, raced a Formula 1 car through the streets of Monaco, rescued people from torture, rape and distress, defeated bullies with my fists, visited orphans in Africa with Audrey Hepburn, healed sick people by the power of my word and the touch of my hand. I have traveled to other galaxies and survived nights in The Amazon with no provisions, most amazingly of all I have eaten Kentucky Fried Chicken and felt wholesome and healthy afterwards. (Okay that last one was total fantasy).

When I was a child my parents joked and called me Walter Mitty. I had no idea who they were referring to, it didn’t matter. My first grade teacher wrote on my report card “Donovan daydreams a lot and has a vivid imagination”. I’ve done some amazing things in my life.

You might call me delusional, but many of these things have a certain sense of reality to me. Am I crazy? Maybe a little, but that’s okay, I love my life. I love the reality and I love the fantasy. Sometimes they cross over and the lines are blurred. It’s all good as far as I am concerned, this vivid creative way of living my life is extremely interesting and it’s a heck of a lot of fun.

do not be afraid

I live my social media life loud and somewhat (occasionally) boisterously. Yes I post a lot. Sometimes I post good stuff and sometimes I post crap. I admit that I probably share too much. Some people say that over-sharing is symptomatic of a narcissistic, self-absorbed personality and detrimental to society as a whole. Really? I beg to differ, quite strongly actually. I love living in the 21st century with all the wonderful technological benefits that we enjoy. I am in no way afraid of ‘big brother’. He roars like a fierce lion but in reality is just a little pussycat.

I live my life without fear or approval from the expectations of others with the knowledge that only a life lived in hypocrisy might cause me to fear. I try to be as honest as I can in the way I live my life. It’s taken me 49 years to get to this place. 

So one day I will be dead. Will my descendants remember me? Maybe, maybe not, I don’t know. But if they still have access to My Facebook and Instagram profile then they will know one or two things about me. I wish I knew more about my Grandparents. Don’t be afraid to live your life fully people. Live it big, live it passionately, and most important of all live it without fear. Do not be afraid.

people who believe in eternal torment are insane

When as a Christian I first started to question the idea of there being a place of eternal torment for many who die, it was with some trepidation. This is because I am in some ways a yes man. If someone with a certain amount of authority told me that something was true, then I (at least in my younger days) was probably inclined to believe it. So when charismatic bible trained Christian leaders told me that I needed to “accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and saviour” (a phrase found nowhere in the bible) in order to be saved from Hell and live with God for eternity, I took it hook, line and sinker. What a fool I was. I didn’t know it then, but part of my thinking, my religious mindset, was actually insane. 

I erroneously thought I was on the side of a long historically respected, revered and knowledgable Christian understanding of the teachings of Jesus and the bible. 

Check it out for yourself. Many of the caretakers of Christian theology have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. This is now thanks mostly to Google and the World Wide Web. Information is much less controlled in this modern age. Truth can now be easily found by the masses.

Fear based manipulation that is used by religious minded people in order to control you has nothing to do with God and Jesus. I am very serious. Do not buy it. If there is a God and this God is truly good and loving then there is no way that he/she could sanction human beings that were created by him/her to be tortured endlessly because the said person did not believe in God or Jesus in this short time on earth. This is just insane. If there is a truly good God, then this ‘God’ is fully inclusive, everyone is loved and accepted. No exceptions.  

If you believe in eternal torment then I think you are brainwashed, partially demented and possibly in a cult. Do you think I’m being harsh? Please read on.

I went on a search and found out some things. If you are a Christian person who truly believes in unconditional love then I implore you to get educated and start asking some probing questions.

You can start by questioning the bible teachers and Pastors. You may be surprised to find that they know less than you think they do. They are good at giving people the perception that they are very knowledgable as they quote fancy sounding Greek biblical words, memorised bible verses and talk about their time in bible college. Mark my words, there is a big deception happening. 

An extremely wise person once said that (the) “truth would set you free”. If that person was right then I would encourage you to open your mind and search diligently for truth (that is if you are not too lazy to do so). Don’t leave it up to the paid custodians of Christianity or any other religion or religious organisation or people. You do it! You have the tools and ability to do this yourself. Be empowered.

I need to warn you though, there are some risks involved. If you find out that much of what you believed was a lie then it will change some of your long held beliefs and might rock the stability of your life and your worldly/religious foundations. Are you willing to take this risk in your search for truth?

Bob Dylan once wrote a song called ‘Ring Them Bells’. In it he wrote this line: “The sun is going down on the sacred cow”. I would suggest that the metaphorical sacred cow is the religious belief system that a man called Jesus passionately instigated against. You can instigate against it too. Or maybe you prefer to continue on the wide road of religion that leads to destruction in this beautiful life. Can you see the truth of this? I implore you to search for truth. 

You have the power to liberate yourself from religious indoctrination and falsehood and help enable the sun to go down on the sacred cow. You can help make this world a more beautiful and less fear induced place for yourself and for others.

do you know who you are?


 Warmongers like to dehumanise people. Hitler labelled the Slavic people, Jews, Gypsies and many others ‘sub-human’ and his SS henchmen murdered many of them as a result. How disgusting is that? To dehumanise people is the worst of sins. But let us not just point our finger at the Hitlers and Stalins of this world. We do it too, to others and even to ourselves. What a tragedy.

 I believe in goodness, kindness and love. The innate built-in love that resides within each one of us and the knowledge that we are one with all creatures, nature, “God” and humankind. 

False mindsets will tell us otherwise. We have a good and strong foundation for life. It is enough. We don’t need religion, church, temples, mosques, synagogues, a guru or any books to tell us this. 

Understanding the truth of who we really are and grasping hold of the reality of our great intrinsic value helps enable a life that is wonderful and liberating. Despite our ongoing struggles it is possible to experience true happiness.

 It is not arrogant to say that we each have a type of “God” nature. God is love and love is patient and kind and all of the attributes of humility and total goodness. That is who we really are. Do you believe that?