When The Inmates Are Running The Madhouse

I got a nice little email yesterday that made me (once again) realise something important, I don't think the writer will mind if I share a bit of it: ________

Thank you for the value you bring to people's lives. Your emails continue to convince me that I AM indeed quite not alone in my life philosophy Archie, And the way I choose to treat people is not foolish. I do hope that I don't start hero worshipping you though. And start to mirror your style in any way. __________

Was that last line a dig at my sartorial manner?


When I said be like an adult gorilla I didn’t mean be like a cheeky monkey.

But here’s the thing:

Just because you do things differently -

Or WANT to do things differently -

Does NOT make you foolish.

Living life on YOUR own terms is excellent,

It is the ONLY thing -

Especially when you note that the inmates seem to be running the madhouse,

And unsustainable stress and struggle,

Dysfunctional relationships,

Being stuck in your head, obsessing about the past and the future,

Being missing in action,

Chasing dreams but having no presence or contentment in this moment, like a hamster on a wheel,

Judging more than you appreciate,

When perspective is all out of whack -

When people are taking far too much offence too quickly and being triggered and reacting with a huge loss to their sense of humour …

When this is all seen to be “normal”,

You know if you’re on the right path if you're doing different.

The way humanity is living is not only ruining lives, but it's ruining the planet.

There is a real need for doing things differently -

And just because so few have woken up to that fact?

Does not make you foolish or mad or sentimental even.

It makes you SMART.

The very definition of insanity is doing the same things and expecting different results.

Of struggling and fighting against what is,

Being like a monkey on a chain, being pulled this way and that by an out of control mind,

Instead of stepping sideways and learning to get REAL freedom of choice,

Mastering your mind and mindset to overcome.

And being able to make REAL connection with this moment in time,

And therefore being able to be truly Alive.

Of learning to love this moment because THIS is your whole life - right now, right here, right in front of you.

Of having goals and dreams - for sure!

But basing it all in a solid foundation of now.

It’s EASY to doubt yourself when everyone else seems to be doing something different -

Yet it’s the ONLY game in town.

Independent, resilient, anti-fragile.

More fun, more loving your life, more of Life itself.

Be Truly Sane:


Can I help?

Just email me.

Til then, love yas!

Arjuna -


Do not delay.

If not you, then who?

If not now, then when? -


If you have no idea what I'm talking about in terms of being like an adult gorilla?

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