"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the…"

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.” – Eckhart Tolle (via light-essence)

After a day full of admin, email and meetings, I get to get back to the words this evening. Lewisham launch event in a few hours…

After a day full of admin, email and meetings, I get to get back to the words this evening. Lewisham launch event in a few hours…

"But the few brave ones, both companies and individuals, who risk comfort and safety for a chance at…" http://t.co/5D6GN5tL

“But the few brave ones, both companies and individuals, who risk comfort and safety for a chance at…” http://t.co/5D6GN5tL

"But the few brave ones, both companies and individuals, who risk comfort and safety for a chance at…"

“But the few brave ones, both companies and individuals, who risk comfort and safety for a chance at beauty or being able to move someone — they have a potential to gain so much more.” – James Victore — via The Brooks Review

Tongue Fu Podcast 3 f/ Tshaka Campbell, Joe Dunthorne, Francesca Beard and more (+ yours truly). Listen here: http://t.co/uID7GOFE

Tongue Fu Podcast 3 f/ Tshaka Campbell, Joe Dunthorne, Francesca Beard and more (+ yours truly). Listen here: http://t.co/uID7GOFE

Stopped off in Foyles earlier this week. Nice boost to see Breaking Silence on the shelves… http://t.co/DEADcYxI

Stopped off in Foyles earlier this week. Nice boost to see Breaking Silence on the shelves… http://t.co/DEADcYxI

Dear Barbican Poets (and any other students of mine)– if you’re coming to this evening’s launch event at Lewisham Library, let me know…

Dear Barbican Poets (and any other students of mine)– if you’re coming to this evening’s launch event at Lewisham Library, let me know…

"And that’s why we must push ourselves to ask the harder question. Not “what do THEY want?”, but “what…" http://t.co/0vYJpjpV

“And that’s why we must push ourselves to ask the harder question. Not “what do THEY want?”, but “what…” http://t.co/0vYJpjpV

"And that’s why we must push ourselves to ask the harder question. Not “what do THEY…"

“And that’s why we must push ourselves to ask the harder question. Not “what do THEY want?”, but “what do WE have to say?” We must do the work of looking inside ourselves to find what is beautiful and tremendous within us and summon the cou…

Finally bowing to pressure. Promising to sort out tech workshops for poets/creatives in the new year. @malikabooker – I’m looking at you…

Finally bowing to pressure. Promising to sort out tech workshops for poets/creatives in the new year. @malikabooker – I’m looking at you…

Curious to hear Adam Broomberg’s talk on photography and power via @themosaic rooms (lecture today, audio next week) http://t.co/ogcQavr3

Curious to hear Adam Broomberg’s talk on photography and power via @themosaic rooms (lecture today, audio next week) http://t.co/ogcQavr3

Photo: The front page for Eirann Lorsung’s website is so… appropriate. And beautiful. Mustn’t forget the… http://t.co/kSP7EYhB

Photo: The front page for Eirann Lorsung’s website is so… appropriate. And beautiful. Mustn’t forget the… http://t.co/kSP7EYhB

The front page for Eirann Lorsung’s website is so……

The front page for Eirann Lorsung’s website is so… appropriate. And beautiful. Mustn’t forget the beautiful. It also stands as a reminder for me to update some of my own web offerings. Hm. 
(via eireann lorsung)

So… Are you making it to the Lewisham launch of my new collection ‘Breaking Silence’ tomorrow? Lewisham Library, 19.45. See you there?

So… Are you making it to the Lewisham launch of my new collection ‘Breaking Silence’ tomorrow? Lewisham Library, 19.45. See you there?

Huh. No sleep. Seats are far too uncomfortable. Ah well. Back to balancing tasks, writing time and ideas for new projects.

Huh. No sleep. Seats are far too uncomfortable. Ah well. Back to balancing tasks, writing time and ideas for new projects.

Taking Mum to hospital this morning for post-op assessment. Transport provided; sleep in 5, 4, 3, 2…

Taking Mum to hospital this morning for post-op assessment. Transport provided; sleep in 5, 4, 3, 2…

Taking Mum to hospital this morning for post-op assessment. Transport provided; sleep in 5, 4, 3, 2… http://t.co/0n0dq1re

Taking Mum to hospital this morning for post-op assessment. Transport provided; sleep in 5, 4, 3, 2… http://t.co/0n0dq1re

Train to Norwich. Deliriously happy with new task management system. Plain text files rule, via Writeroom (@jessegrosjean) and Notational V.

Train to Norwich. Deliriously happy with new task management system. Plain text files rule, via Writeroom (@jessegrosjean) and Notational V.

If you’re keeping track: I’m off to Norwich in a few hours. Teachers in Norwich, prepare to write poems. Don’t worry, I’ll be gentle…

If you’re keeping track: I’m off to Norwich in a few hours. Teachers in Norwich, prepare to write poems. Don’t worry, I’ll be gentle…

Photo: (by ryan schude) http://t.co/1VH0Rb3V

Photo: (by ryan schude) http://t.co/1VH0Rb3V