We Not Only Have a Dark Side, We Are the Dark Side

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. – Carl Jung If we had been living in Germany during the Nazi uprising, we’d all be Nazi’s. There is nothing holy or divine about us which could protect us from our capacity to do harm to others and…

Exposure

We can learn a lot, read a lot and do a lot. But do we grow from it? What makes us grow is what challenges us AND what pulls us. Let me explain: Wim Hof is this incredible guy who climbs Mount Everest in his shorts and swims under the ice caps of the north…

How to Find Your Way When You’ve Lost It

Life is confusion. It is each of us wandering around this world and looking for ourselves, emotions riding in the most unforseen directions and life itself desperately growing in ever more diversity as if in fear of going extinct. Yes, there is a fear there. The problem with purpose is this: If something you do…

Emotion Is Power: Rawness Of Being

Whatever you feel is your greatest strength. If you can accept it and intensify it, you can do anything. All of our conflict and unhappiness stems from trying to suppress or change our emotions… in vain. If you are content with what you feel and do not try to hide it from others then you…

Learning Effortlessly: How to Let Your Intuition Teach You

I have recently discovered the book The Inner Game of Tennis. It contains some very interesting ideas on the nature of learning that go far beyond tennis. I have added some of my own experiences to it to make it more practical: Do not consciously self-correct your mistakes. The behavior you focus on will not…

Making Progress In Life: In this Process We Trust

Progress is something we must do on a consistent basis. Otherwise, nothing will ever change. Everything we do on a consistent basis is called a habit, meaning something we do automatically without questioning it. In order to build a habit, it must contain three important components according to The Power of Habit. A trigger, an action and…

The Highs and the Lows: The Painful Road of Progress

When we start to work on ourselves we discover things that are very easy to solve and things that are extremely difficult. The more difficult they are the more of our emotional buttons we will press. When we are successful we get high, we can do anything! We are in flow and nothing can stop…

Honesty: What Could Be More Selfish?

I always tell the truth. Telling the truth is very selfish and I always put myself first. Lying means to try managing other people’s beliefs and expectations while manipulating them to do what you want. This way you stop looking inside and therefore you cannot grow. Telling the truth means managing your own expectations and…

The Zone Of Power: Your Mind​s Must Shift Because They Don’t Play Well

“You can’t suffer your way to success.” – Jesse Elder “…And you can’t enjoy yourself on the way either.” So, where does this lead us? What about suffering, grinding and banging our heads against the wall? Is this not success? Nope. When you have to work really hard every day and you feel miserable inside, you…

Your Life’s Purpose: Properly Implementing Your Goals

Have you ever tried to lose weight, stop smoking or stop eating junk food …. and failed? We tend to make these goals and then expect our discipline and willpower to take care of it. What we don’t consider is this: Why do we really want to reach that goal and what do we need…

Removing Emotional Addictions: The Barriers Of Success

“This one is gonna go on and on…until we get smart or we get lucky. He won’t stop.” – “Why not?” “Because it makes him God. Would you give that up?” Red Dragon (2002) Have you ever noticed that some of the things you do are easier to plan and execute than others? Why do…

Balancing The Sociopath And The Empath

In life, everything has two extremes. Darkness and light. Up and down. Warm and cold. It’s the yin and the yang. The black and the white. This symbol shows how both sides are in perfect symmetry, not within themselves but with each other. Together they form a whole. The full circle. There’s one more thing,…