Archives: Essays

This Past Week or so I Have Been Working on Installations for Five Important Australian Charities/ I have Almost Finished the ones for Beyond Blue, Oxfam Australia and Red Cross Australia and still have to start for Doctors Without Borders and Caritas

Essay by Luke Foster “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” Dalai Lama I think the greatest things we can do […]

Former Australian Labor Leaders and Prime Minister’s: Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard/ I Don’t Know What was More Important Kevin’s Apology to the Indigenous People of Australia or Julia Bringing in the NDIS or National Disability Insurance Scheme/My Island Home Cover by Jessica Mauboy

Essay by Luke Julia Gillard introduced the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. “Few actions in public life give me greater pleasure than introducing the National Disability Insurance Scheme Bill does today. The Scheme to be established by this bill will transform the lives of people with disability, their families and carers. For the first […]

Am I a Fruit Cake Sending Off Books of Drawings to World Leaders, Artists, Actors, Musicians and Government Bodies? / Colloquial Name Don’t You Forget About Me Simple Minds

Essay by Luke Foster Hey, hey, hey, heyOoh, woah Won’t you come see about me?I’ll be alone, dancing, you know it, baby Tell me your troubles and doubtsGiving everything inside and out andLove’s strange, so real in the darkThink of the tender things that we were working on Slow change may pull us apartWhen the […]

You are what you eat/ My go to meal is a banana and wild berry smoothie with black chia seeds and lite soy milk/ I’ve had a sore foot so have put on weight so need to get back into my two-hour daily beach walking to lose my middle age paunch

Essay by Luke Foster “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi, lawyer and anti-colonial nationalist. When I realised how short and important it is to make the most from life a few years ago I realised that the most important commodities are your health and […]

Literally Bald but Metaphorically Legally Blonde/ A Essay to Heal the Worlds Intelligentsia

Essay by Luke Foster Intelligentsia/definition noun Intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, especially when regarded as possessing culture and political influence. I first heard about the intelligentsia while in South Korea when I watched the movie A Beautiful Mind starring Russell Crowe about the Nobel Prize winner and Ivey league educated John Nash. I also […]

The Kindness of Ellen DeGeneres and Meditating Upon Those Who Wish You ill Will to Make Peace in Difficult Situations/ If You Want My Love, You Got It

Essay by Luke Foster “Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”  Ellen DeGeneres               I was talking with my support worker yesterday and the topic came up about someone who has wished […]

My Favourite Australian Prime Ministers: Anthony Albanese, Bob Hawke, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and Favourite Opposition Leader Kim Beasley

Essay by Luke Foster “The very best Labor governments in our nation’s history distinguished themselves by thinking big and, wherever possible, resisting the temptation to overemphasise short-term political considerations.” Anthony Albanese I love this photo of Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Jacinda Ardern and today I am sort of Anthony’s loving puppy Toto I […]

I Hope People buy my book Mothers Love/ Some of it was a bit Fruity and Some of the People I Talked up Were Poor Role Models But, Most, of it Was Ok (My Mum Taught Me Never to Trust Anyone When it, Came to Money)

Essay by Luke Foster “I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama I love this Dalai Lama quote. My book Mothers Love took me a few years to write and cost over […]

My Big Mistake is Sometimes I lost my Compassion/ However I am no longer the Dalai Lama’s Stray Cat I am his Loving Siamese Cat

Essay by Luke Foster “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Hi Holiness the Dalai Lama If you are antagonised by someone don’t lose your cool and stoop to their level but rather […]

Art Therapy and Compassion to Overcome Mind Rape/ I was Mind Raped for Decades by Goons and now am having lots of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is Frustrating Sometimes as my Psychologist and Support Worker Kept saying I was Imagining things When I was Scared Stiff and Making a Cry for Help

Essay by Luke Foster “For the perpetrator, rape lasts just a matter of minutes. For the victim, it never stops. Violators cannot live with the truth: survivors cannot live without it. There are those who still, once again, are poised to invalidate and deny us.” Google Search I am extremely traumatised after what has been […]

World Peace Through Inner Peace/ I did Lots of Drawing Today about Overcoming the Trauma of the Past Two Decades When I was Stalked by People Who Wanted to Take Advantage of me Which is an Understatement as they Wanted me Dead Thinking Because I was Kind that I was Weak

Essay by Luke Foster “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear more times than I can remember, but I hid it, a mask of boldness. The brave man is not to he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”  His […]

In the Bible it says to Love thy Neighbour/ However I also feel if you have a Difference of Opinion then you should Neither Hurt or Help Them but Just Leave Them Alone

Essay by Luke Foster “Love thy neighbour as thyself,” Christ said. Neither more than nor less than, but as thyself. It seems that to love thy neighbour whole-heartedly, one must love thyself whole-heartedly. Without selflove, it is a tricky task to try and love others.” From the Bible I love the Dalai Lama like my own father […]

Compassion/Love Doesn’t Conquer it, Heals/ We Need a Balance of Men and Women in Government and Top Jobs and a Trickle-Down Effect for everyone Else

Essay by Luke Foster What is a powerful quote on women leadership? – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsburg most known for? “Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent a lifetime flourishing in the face of adversity before being appointed a Supreme Court justice, where she successfully fought against gender discrimination and unified the liberal block of the court. […]

Love and Compassion as an Antidote to Mistrust, Anxiety and Suspicion/ The Best Way out of these is Adopting a Deep Sense of Altruism Particularly for the Forgotten, Unloved and Poor/However Sometimes the Rich Suffer the Most as Everyone is Jealous of their Wealth and Easy Lifestyle

Essay by Luke Foster “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu I think my mum Maria Foster and the Dalai Lama from a distance have been training me up my whole life to be a success and compassionate person. However, throughout my life when […]