Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, and the author of several books, including The Fall, Waking From Sleep and his new book Back to Sanity.

Be Soft

Don’t build a hard, solid self full of fixed ideas and firm beliefs. Be soft so that you don’t create friction, or clash with the world but accept and absorb your experience with ease. Be soft so that disappointments and insults don’t bruise you but bounce harmlessly away after your softness has absorbed their force. […]

Divine Dissatisfaction

When you sense there’s something more when the life that used to satisfy you no longer seems enough when security seems suffocating and pleasures lose their taste when dreams of success can’t motivate you anymore and diversions don’t seem to divert you and familiarity seems oppressive, like a coat that’s too old and tight and […]

Back Home

Back home to the place where the sky is as wide as space where the clouds caress each other as they float where the trees are dancing messengers of the wind where shapes are clear and fine, and colors seem to shine as if they’re cut from the clearest glass. Back home to the soothing […]

The Perfect Paradox

When you can hear silence behind the noise and feel space amongst the crowd when you can sense peace amidst chaos and conflict and see the beauty of the ugly and drab When solitude never leads to loneliness and emptiness seems to overflow when every stranger looks familiar and every foreign place feels like home […]

The Voice Inside Your Head

Sooner or later you’ll grow fed up with the voice inside your head with its constant murmurings of discontent its fear-mongering thoughts of the future and its questioning of every choice you make.   One day, you’ll turn to it and calmly say ‘I refuse to listen!’ then stand back and look away, turning your […]

Become the sky

The cage that you’ve been trapped inside for longer than you can remember – it might seem so sturdy and secure that you don’t even dream of escaping anymore like a bird that used to beat its wings but now just lets them hang limply by its side. But the bars of the cage aren’t […]