Archives: Zen

Never Give Up The Power You Have

April 23, 2021 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: spirituality, Zen.

Vandana Shiva and Russell Brand.

I’ve been really enjoying the thoughts and words of Russell Brand recently; His quest for enlightenment, his recent Audiobook Revelation, and the amazing guests he’s spoken to on his YouTube channel and Luminary podcasts, including Ekhart Tolle, Ren√© Brown and Ricky Gervais, to name just a few. However, his recent interview of Vandana Shiva really • Read More »

Work and the Art of Relaxation

February 20, 2014 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, Zen.

Are you sitting comfortably? No, really, are you sitting comfortably? Reading this on your desktop PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device you may think¬†that you are sitting comfortably but now that I’ve got your attention, you may probably be more acutely aware of your posture than you were before.

Beetroot Books

May 4, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Books, philosophy, spirituality, Zen.

In my quest to find alternatives to Amazon, my latest discovery has been an interesting one. A couple of weekends ago I made a brief trip to Avebury in Wiltshire, a picturesque little English village and home to an impressive neolithic henge monument. Once I was home that same Sunday evening I had a sudden • Read More »

Let’s Get Physical

September 28, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: philosophy, Zen.

I was thinking of accompanying this post with a picture of Olivia Newton John but thought better of it. It’s nothing personal against the singer of the ’80s pop song from which I borrowed the name for this post, it’s just that I didn’t want to give people the wrong impression – I’m not trying • Read More »

Summer Solstice 2011

June 21, 2011 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: history, philosophy, photography, travel, Zen.

It’s been a few years since I last travelled down to Stonehenge. It was a Saturday night, I’d seen my mate’s band “Messiah of None” play at The Star Inn, Guildford, and the trip down the M3/A303 was a last minute post-pub decision. Unfortunately the rest of the gang were in no fit state to • Read More »


October 10, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 2 Comments | Filed in: business, CMS, design, Internet, Joomla, philosophy, SEO, tech, Zen.

28th day of August, 2009: For more than a year I’d been involved in a hefty Joomla! project, migrating a large 1.0.x website to the 1.5 version of the CMS. Having been far more involved in the SEO and editorial arts of the web in recent years, I’d lost touch with my artistic side, the • Read More »

Questioning the Questioners – Tribal Seduction on Earth Hour

March 28, 2009 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Zen.

I’m going to talk about the great climate change debate seeing as I’m in the mood. This mood started with a tweet from @RobMcNealy last night Is Earth Hour Tribal Seduction? The article, full title Is Earth Hour the Ultimate Tribal Seduction? is certainly very interesting and the leading video is a dig at • Read More »

On Open-Mindedness

November 21, 2008 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: philosophy, Zen.

A friend’s facebook pages have been awash with commentary recently, always after his provocatively-titled notes that have often sparked controversy and set pulses racing. Whilst I enjoy a good debate about matters that I feel need factual correction or an injection of balance, I find the discussions often tend, at one point or another, toward • Read More »