Love every minute


“Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to our ṗeople
Say hello to the future

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive

Alive, alive, alive”

Alive, Empire of the Sun

I went to see the fantastic Australian band Empire of the Sun last night at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivd Festival with Darren and some of our beautiful friends.

It was a really brilliant show, not only showcasing the bands fantastic vocal and musical talents, but also offering a real feast for the eyes in the form of an amazing light show. We were also treated to incredible visual graphics projected onto a huge screen behind the band, as well as inspiring choreography from 4 dancers who enjoyed at least 6 costume changes. These ranged from Daft Punk-esque full faced visor helmets, silver spandex catsuits to feather laden shoulder pads and neon guitars. And to top it all the lead singer wore at least 3 different headpieces, giving the last one away to a member of the audience in the front row.

We had really great seats too. Smack bang in the middle of the second row from the front of the Dress Circle, giving us a really holistic view of not only the stage, but everyone below us in the stalls enjoying the show.


And brilliantly of all, we got to dance, in the Opera House. We got to love every minute of the show.

And this is the key to life, enjoy every minute, embrace every moment with surrender and abandonment. Do what makes you feel good. Follow your body and your heart. If it tells you to dance, dance. Let go of any fear or worry, nervousness or anxiety.

Just love every minute, because once it has passed, you won’t get it again.


Inspiration for this post

Empire of the Sun – Alive

Spread ideas

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

– Swami Vivekananda –

As most of your will know by now, I’m a pretty big fan of TED. And I was lucky enough to attend TEDx Sydney at the Sydney Opera House today, which was truly awesome and incredibly inspiring.

Furthermore, being true to the promise that I made to myself when I started writing this blog of writing a post every day, even though I’m ever so slightly tipsy, and it is 11.44pm, I am writing a blog post before the day is out.

I think the thing that was most profound about today, was that throughout the ecletic mix of people that spoke from Tom Thum the human beat boxer from Brisbane, to George Khut who uses heartbeats to create art, from Adam Spencer who spoke about his TED talk in California about Prime Numbers that brought about a standing ovation to Mr Mark Newson being interviewed about his contribution to the world of art and design, everyone had ideas worth spreading.

And so I guess the conclusion for today is, no matter how random a thing it is that you’re interested in, or have an idea about, have the conviction to spread it. Because you can bet there’s at least a few thousand other people out there that care about what you have to say.

Inspiration for this post

TEDx Sydney