Learn As If Your Life Depends On It

Musashi, the most famous Japanese sword fighter, won over 60 1-on-1 duels to the death. He was a true master of his craft but he understood one thing: In order to balance your art, you must learn many unrelated things such as calligraphy, cooking, philosophy or dancing. You cannot just learn one thing and expect…

Coincidence vs. Meaning

Coincidence is the quiet anthem of the universe. Meaning is what makes us feel safe. It is the mask we place on reality to make it digestible and predictable. Its what we use as a lens to view the past so that we do not go insane. Meaning does have its place, though. We need it to…

Linking Circumstance to Emotion.

Linking circumstances to emotions is the hallmark of immaturity. Just because something is happening does not mean that it has a meaning. Meaning is created and not found. The partner you are with, the position you are in, the colour of your skin, the income of your parents, your health, your mental capacities. These things…

You are Twice as Fast

How would life be if you were twice as fast as everyone else? You would think twice as fast, eat twice as fast, move twice as fast – you would, understand, digest, react, inspire, navigate, influence and see twice as fast. How self-sufficient would you be? How would you view other people? Speed is what…

Things Are Not Designed For You

The plants around you are not supposed to heal you. They did not grow thinking “I would like to help boost someones immune system today”. They follow their own agenda in this world. Their compounds have not evolved to ease your pain. They have evolved to allow the species to survive and thrive. They can…

What We Are Meant To Do

“You are born as what you need to deal with, and if you just try and push it away, whatever it is, it’s got you.” – Ram Dass @babaramdass   When we are hungry, all we can see are restaurants. When our car broke down, all we can see are car repair shops. Everybody has a…

What Earns a Man the Love of a Woman?

What earns a man the love of a woman? To truly understand this we have to take a step back and look at how men and women have developed. Following natural selection, the women who showed behaviors beneficial to their survival were more likely to pass on their genes. Obviously women are physically weaker than…

Kindness is a Selfish Emotion and Accelerates Progress

An expressed need to change others is a desperate need to change ourselves. Kindness is the strongest way of connecting to another human being. When we have it, we feel good. When we don’t have it, we feel isolated and only think about results. What can I get from another person? What is in it for me?…

The Dark Side of Men and Women

Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with. ― Woody Allen Men and women have different needs and desires. By looking at how they manifest in their extremes we can better understand their day-to-day behaviors. What is the darkest side of women…

Bury Us

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds. ― Dinos Christianopoulos