Any time you're not doing the thing you want to do you're wasting your time. If you're a writer, and you're on a forum about writing, then you're not writing and you're just distracting yourself from the inevitable. Why are we so afraid to do that which we need to? What is this force that … Continue reading Stop Fooling Yourself
And so it is within these three states that you must learn to exist. The past to analyze and learn from. The future to plan and look forward to. The present to enjoy and be free. Identify too strongly with any of these and your life will be unbalanced. Lack of balance, when unaddressed for … Continue reading Past, Present, Future III
It doesn't mean that life isn't hard. It doesn't mean that you don't have problems. It just means that you're making a conscious choice to see the good. If life is trying to force you to your knees, then gratitude is you making the conscious decision to stand. If life wants you to avert your … Continue reading Gratitude
'The prime requisite of a swordsman is unyielding determination' How can one face any adversity without losing heart? What is the unique blend of traits that allows an athlete to deal with setbacks, time and again, repeatedly and with no end in sight, and continue to rise to the occasion no matter what? An invincible … Continue reading The Invincible Mind
Why do we dwell on what has already passed? Why does the unchangeable have such a hold on us? Regret is unique. Almost all of us indulge it in some form or another, and yet there's something rather sick about it. Because it's the past, right? It's a corpse, stiff and bloated, and we just … Continue reading Regret
This is something that has become more interesting to me recently. I was once very keen on the idea of lucid dreaming. I kept a dream journal, logging down the date and contents of my night time adventures. It had occurred to me at some point, upon reading 10,000 hours by Malcolm Gladwell, that an … Continue reading Visualization
We tend to think that we are insignificant, relative to the scale of the universe. And you can make a good argument for that. I sometimes consider Carl Sagan's poignant 'Pale Blue Dot'. "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever … Continue reading Just How Important Are You?