Sitting with a pretty girl …..

by Sunil Bali, 18-06-2017

When he was asked to explain his theory of relativity in simple terms, Einstein replied, "Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity." Or, as someone else once philosophized, "The length of a minute depends on which side of the toilet door you are when you’re bursting to go."

Time tends to increase or decrease depending how conscious you are of it.

When you’re feeling stressed, time goes slowly, but when you’re in the moment, loving life with a lightness of being, then you seem to have all the time you need ….. you look at your watch and what seemed like magic moments and minutes, turn out to be happy hours and delightful days.

Lovers really do make a fool of time.

The ancient Greeks had two different words for time:

Chronos – this is calendar time. Seconds, minutes, hours and days

Kairos – this literally means, "when the time is right"

Most of us wear chronometers (watches). But what if we wore kairometers instead which tapped into our heart, our gut and our soul, so we took the right action at the right time.

To eat only when we’re hungry, to rest whenever we’re tired, and to take the action that our intuition is nudging us to take.

Time is a bit like the wind, it lifts the light and leaves the heavy.

So make sure you do the light thing.



- Some people say their body is a temple. Mine’s a bouncy castle

- What happens when you have a bladder infection. Urine trouble.

- Prison may be one word. But to others it’s a sentence.

- Did you hear about the dyslexic insomniac? He would lay awake all night and wonder about dog.


Live big & love deep.


Space, the final frontier …..

by Sunil Bali, 11-06-2017

Martina Navratilova was once asked, "How do you maintain your focus and manage to keep playing at the age of 43"?

She replied, "The ball doesn’t know how old I am. Besides, for 90% of the match I don’t have to focus".

In a typical tennis match, the players spend less than 15% of their time hitting the ball. During a round of golf, golfers spend less than 20% of their round swinging a golf club, and in American football, the ball is actually in play for only 6% of the game!

In his excellent book Stillpower, leading sports psychologist Garret Kramer says that a key factor to performing well in sport and in life, is your ability to control the quality and quantity of your internal dialogue, given that:

Performance = potential – internal interference

In short, you need to stop yourself from stopping yourself.

Sport, business and life, it would appear, are all played on a six inch course ….. the space between our ears.



  • Alcohol does not make you fat.

    It makes you lean …..

    against walls, chairs, and tables.

  • I turned up at 12.30 for my Gamblers Anonymous meeting, and the sign on the door said "Back at 20 to 1".

    So I did.


Live big & love deep.


Good morning or good mourning …..

by Sunil Bali, 04-06-2017

Soon after the success of The Office in the USA, Ricky Gervais said,

"Every morning I woke up I was weighed down by emails, text messages and voice mails with the word "urgent" in. Good morning had become good mourning for me.

I realized that I was spending less and less time doing what made me feel good.

So each morning, I now make sure that my diary is full of stuff that makes me feel good. This usually involves talking to people that make me laugh and creating stuff that makes people laugh.

I now give myself the time and space to be human again, to be me, and not give a sh1t about what other people think I should be doing."

As someone once said, "The main thing, is to keep the main thing the main thing." If you do this, everything else has a habit of falling into place.



A chicken walks into a bar. The barman says, "Sorry, we don’t serve chickens here. Try the place across the road."

I was going to quit all my bad habits, but then I remembered that no one likes a quitter.


Live big & love deep.


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