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[beyond: further than any particular state or emotion]
Welcome to a newly redesigned Beyond The Door!

I’m a bit of a traveller – quietly waiting in the wings, whilst trying to understand my world and place in the cosmos.

And I’m a thinker. I think a hell of a lot – and have done so since a very young age.

I think about our lives, our existence, our place in the cosmos. I think about what we, in our current form and beyond, are capable of achieving.

All my life I have been on a journey of self-discovery. I went to some very dark places during my teens – and it’s only recently that I have had some of the questions I have been asking for many years, finally answered. Not everything has been shown to me yet – but what I now know has helped me to understand who I am.

Just over a year ago I was finally diagnosed with reactive depression. Coupled with my ability to perceive and visualise emotions and feelings, the two can play havoc with my mind and my well-being. I have been to places that are so dark, that there has been a significant risk to my health.

For over twenty years I have not been able to talk openly about these things. After a very personal experience in 2013, I exposed my past openly and this almost led me to be hospitalised. I cannot sing the praises of our local health team enough – they worked swiftly, efficiently and stopped me from falling deeper into the abyss.

But there are two people throughout all this who have helped me the most – my wife and our daughter. They have kept me alive and guided me back on the right path.

Well, that’s me in a nutshell! And I hope that you find some things of interest….
“Through the Doorway lies Beyond”