Progress: You Can Choose The State You Will Be In

Alright, this will be a shorter one. As the title says, the basic idea is this: You can choose the state you will be in. What I mean by that is that even though you can’t change how you feel on a certain day or how your mood will change depending on the time of day,…

How To Have Everything: You Can Do What You Want

Arthur Schopenhauer famously said: “Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills.” I totally agree with that statement because we are unable to control what has already shaped us, we can only deal with it. Here’s what I’ve come to believe lately: Man can do what he wants but he can’t…

Uncertainty Is Not Here To Harm, It Is Here To Play

“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is there’s no ground.” – Chögyam Trungpa Uncertainty is that thing that makes us doubt. It is what gives our decisions their gravity so that we stop and consider. Uncertainty is also this thing that makes us…

On Being Free (Poem)

I practise being me in a world, that does not see. I repress to fit the crowd ’cause being free is not allowed. I shy away from being bold ’cause that’s the way I’ve been told. Such a life I do resist and out of spite, I will persist. What I am is needed here which is…

How To Grow Even If You Don’t Feel The Progress

While I’m packing my things and head home, I realise that I haven’t really made time for my main project today. I was busy with many important things, but now I feel like I’ve let my future self down. I leave the building, deep in thought, then pause for a second. I look at my…

Difficult Conversations: How To Always Stay In Control

I feel myself getting agitated while I speak. What are you doing? I keep getting faster and faster. You should know better. I explain my point as clearly as possible, while I see the other person getting more and more defensive. I just can’t seem to stop. I’ve been here many times before. He’s stopped…

Goal Setting: Do You Know What You Want?

If you can’t communicate your own goals to yourself so clearly, that you will even understand them when you are overworked, tired and unmotivated, then you can never reach them. This is about putting some effort into explaining, to yourself, who you already are. Do not fall into the timeless trap of waiting for things to happen…

Isn’t Believing Itself The Weirdest Thing?

There is something in the air, watching us. It is always there if we pay attention or not. When we push, it retracts. When we retract, it pushes. I call it the presence. Have you ever noticed it?   I think life is ridiculous. If you are really present and look at it, at everything…

Symptoms: How To Deal With Not Feeling Great

I wake up. My eyes feel tired, but I am restless and can’t go back to sleep again. Am I missing some nutrients? My heart is pounding stronger than usual, did I eat wrong last night? Now that I’m paying attention, I think my skin is a little dry, I bet there’s something wrong with…

Live Without Regret: How To Be Good At Life

We humans create ourselves. The better we create ourselves according to who we’re meant to be, the better we are at the game of life. Our only test will be this: How at ease will you be in old age when you know that death is coming? I think it’s funny how there is really no school subject on…