Sortlifeout was started
it's online journey, in 1999 primarily set up by
myself, Greg, as an information website full or
inspirational articles focused on developing a
Healthy Body, Mind and Soul.
This was primarily spurred on by finishing my degree
in Business Mgmt. Bsc and finding out my Mum was
diagnosed with cancer in 1999. Having been
disillusioned by my impression of the modern
corporate world (rat race?) and with such difficult
news I felt it was time to study and find out all I
could about alternative ways to heal and make the
most of a the situation as well as a good
opportunity for me to reflect upon what is the
most important in life.
In 2004 I formed a limited company and opened a
Holistic Health online store based in the UK and
most of the focus went there. The online store grew
steadily over the years especially when we started
selling via Amazon UK.
In 2015 when my wife
was pregnant with my second daughter my interest was
rekindled especially as I saw that awareness of
Mindfulness was becoming more widespread, and that
maybe it may be worth pursuing what was seemingly
under the surface over the previous 10 years or so.
In 2018 due to various
factors we have decided to close the online selling,
but this may change in the future.
We have kept this
website online as a good refresher for myself and
for others that may come across it by chance. Now
it's the summer of 2019 and I am considering
revamping this website, (ie. getting it back on the
search engines / mobile friendly) or at least
developing an app or business model around the main
premise of the website.
Who is this
For Truth Seekers,
open minded skeptics who like myself sense there
is more to life than what is advertised on TV and
drummed into us by Society / Social media etc. For
those who sense that things are 'not always as
they always appear to be'. For maximum benefit
this website is for those who are logical, enjoy
reading, studying and are disciplined and focused
enough to put the knowledge into practice, testing
to see what is written on paper and what has been
taught over the centuries still applies today in
the cauldron of direct experience.
We live in an amazing
time, where East meets West, Science is meeting
Spirituality and where we can dive into the
connection where the outside world meets our
What is the
main issue with Society?
Well it depends
what's your point of view. On the one hand the
World in general is getting happier, more peaceful
etc. But on the other hand pollution, depression,
suicide are on the rise especially in more
What needs to
be sorted out?
Priorities and values. It seems
that the Western world seems, on the surface and
in general, to be moving towards a fast paced
consumerism based on low moral values, quick fixes
and short term view. With more and more affluent
people, and some space exploration ('The Overview
Effect') some 'lucky souls' discover that chasing
money does not bring them the happiness they were
searching for. On the other hand others carry on
unchecked and do not see the consequences of
following their insatiable desires and wants.
How can we
'Sort Life Out'?
By becoming mindful
of the issues at hand. Seeing where we are sending
energy (quite often unconsciously) based on our
past conditioning, automatic habits without
checking ourselves and without looking towards the
future benefit of the future generations on this
planet. For this we may need to
dive deeper into our own and collective past, to
bring our wounds to the surface for the Sun of
awareness to heal.
website affiliated with any one particular
No, this website is
inter-faith and is based on Timeless wisdom
throughout the ages. Personally, I was brought up
Roman Catholic but turned more towards Buddhism
(primarily Tibetan Buddhism) when looking for
answers when my Mum was diagnosed with cancer in
1999. It seems what HH Dalai Lama teaches is
based on solid reasoning, grounded in everyday
reality, that really fits in with my own way of
Likewise in Buddhism I found answers more easily
that fit in with my intuition to questions like -
'What is the meaning of Life?' and 'What happens
after we stop breathing?'
I am not familiar with many other religions but
from what I have read from experiences of Mystics
there seems to be an underlying truth in all
religions, especially the inner truths and
religious experiences of the Early Desert Fathers,
Christian Saint's, Muslim Sufi's, Jewish
Kabbalists / Hasidic Jews, Hindu Mystics and other
Yogi's as well as modern Scientists, and
Philosophers throughout the ages.
website about some rigid dogma, airey fairy woo
woo or philosophical ramblings with no grounding
in everyday reality?
No this website is
based on using our intellect and intuition.
Nothing should be believed or taken on board
unless it is checked via your own reasoning, logic
and direct experience.
What is the goal
of this website?
This website is for
those who are interested to assist them on their
own path to a meaningful life.
What's in it for
selfishly, I will be happy if even just one person
begins to see:
- That 'the only constant is change' when
everybody is looking for security.
- We are all inter-dependently connected,
co-creating reality when many people are still
interested in primarily chasing their own fleeting
- That seemingly polar opposites in life are not
actually opposites but complementary and connected
- The 'sacred rhythm and dance of life in all
things' even when life is so hard.
To see that
purely selfish thinking is not a long term
solution to what looks to be a Global challenge.
Is there anything
question...No, not really. This is just ancient
wisdom that has withstood the test of time. Most
of this website is just regurgitated information
and I am literraly standing on the shoulders of
giant's. What's new (about 20 years ago) is the
format and way it's been arranged and information
cherry picked to suit my personal taste -
Perhaps my role with managing this website is like
a DJ who may mix music tracks that are not of his
own making, or a chef who may prepare and cook
food that he has not grown himself.
The real test, as with eating a hearty meal is in
the tasting the different textures and seeing how
the flavours go together well or not etc.
There may be some
personal insights and life examples thrown in
(like spices / herbs into a coopking pan or maybe
like samples & sound effects thrown into a
mix) etc that may add a little something, but may
also go unnoticed.
Is this website
But of course I
realistically do not assume that information on
this website will be of the slightest interest to
most people. Especially when everybody is rushing
to work, pay the bills, play video games or to
check the latest social media posts (not that
there is anything intrinsically wrong with those).
Perhaps only a very small percentage of people
that have time and inclination to do the deep work
and study that is required here.
Is this website
free to use?
Currently Sortlifeout.co.uk is free to browse and
there is no membership fee. However web hosting,
numerous books, courses and web development costs
etc. are not free. Much time, effort and
money has gone into building this website over the
years so please feel free to donate if you feel so
I have been
very fortunate in my life to be able to spend so
much time here, and share so much information so
for that I would like to thank my Parents,
Teachers and Life in General. Any donations will
of course be much appreciated and confirm
(externally at least) that I have not wasted a big
chunk of my life here!
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