Entries by Ben Coker

The Fact of the Matter

There’s a lot of talk about ‘facts’. People claim that they have the ‘true facts’, or about something being a ‘scientific fact’ and so on. But what is ‘fact’ or ‘a fact’? Is there indeed such a thing? The definition of the word includes a ‘get out’ clause in that a ‘fact’ is something that […]

Masters of the Universe

I was inspired to this hearing Queen’s song from ‘A Kind of Magic’ and the film ‘Highlander’. I’m taking a bit of a liberty as the words are really ‘Princes of the Universe’ but it, and to an extent the underlying theme of the film, relates to the same thing. We are Masters of the […]

A Speck of Dust

And so it came to pass that a tiny speck of matter, smaller than a speck of dust, appeared on the planet. No-one know from whence it came and at first no-one noticed it at all, it might have been around for years. It was not alive, it had no awareness, just a few molecules […]

The Ultimate Answer

I may have said before that the ultimate answer to ‘life the universe and everything’ is, as Douglas Adams suggested, ‘42’ or ‘whatever you wish it to be’. But that’s not the real answer, or the real ‘Secret’, and in her book of that name Rhonda Byrne only touched on the edges of the matter. […]

The Family Business

Over the past few years, I’ve come across a few highly successful, ‘family businesses’ I am taking a little poetic license with the term ‘family’ as I mean a small close knit group of people who may or may not be related who have been working together as a team for a very long time. […]


This is a word coined by Vishen Lakhiani (founder of Mind Valley) in his book ‘The Code of the Extraordinary Mind’. He uses it as a sort of concatenation of ‘cultural landscape’ but it’s a bit more than a simple description of the different cultures we live in throughout the world. It also identifies how […]

Paradigm Shift

I explained the concept of ‘Brave Thinking’ last week before I posed some question to which you and I might apply this technique or discipline. Alongside and closely associated with Brave Thinking is the idea of ‘Paradigm Shift’ which Bob Proctor champions. In essence, the ‘future’ – individual future, community future and global future, will […]

Brave New World

This phrase was first coined by Shakespeare but became prominent as the title of a book by Aldous Huxley published in 1932 describing dystopian a future world, one of the main themes being the dangers of giving the state control over new and powerful technologies. ‘Dystopia’ is the antonym or opposite of ‘Utopia’ – the […]

Empty Spaces

Over the last few years, I’ve been watching, observing, reading, what people around the world are doing and saying. There has been much focus on the past, ‘the way we were’ – or more correctly the way many people imagined ‘we were’, not actually having been around at the time envisaged. There have been many […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

I’ve used this phrase a few times before and it’s one that rolls easily off the tongue. Most people though, have very little idea of what it really means. The best way of putting it is to refer back to Marisa Peer’s ‘Rules of the Mind’ I wrote about in detail a while ago. There […]