Month: August 2019

What If All Health and Vitality Comes From This?

I’m not saying this is the one to focus on for your health and well-being. There probably isn’t one thing. We humans are complicated machines, physically and mentally. We have many interlocking parts, each influencing the greater whole. There’s no single bullet (which is…

One Ancient Path Towards Inner Peace

There’s a life philosophy which says the older the problem, the older the solution. If you want to know how to code a stable app that’ll securely handle credit card details, you’ll want to learn from recent sources. For older problems, people have been…

Common Knowledge is Fiction

I remember one historian talking about Troy. The siege of Troy is famous thanks to the classic text, the Odyssey, which talked about a lengthy siege. In the story, the Greeks won the siege by pretending to withdraw, leaving a large wooden horse outside…

Broadcast Your Inner Workings

Writing has been a form of therapy for a long time. Eons, really. Read the work of any of the great poets. What are they doing apart from processing their pain? Thoughts, emotions and other mental phenomena are abstract, nebulous and tricky to really…

The Modern Science Of An Ancient Religion

How do you tell the difference between a good idea and a bad one? Most folk think they can simply do it. They know a great suggestion when they hear it. Most of them are wrong. It’s a difficult art. Consider venture capitalists, with…

The Secret Ingredient For Supercharged Introspection

Here’s a strange conundrum for you: How good are you at introspection? It’s a strange question, I know. We all think we’re good at it. There are times when we think something and we know why we think it. As far as we can…

Don’t Create Energy and Inspiration – Find Them

Everyone wants more of the good things. Happiness, love, charisma, success – which is your desire? Maybe you chose all of them (if so, I like your style). Don’t worry, I’m not about to tell you of the evils of desire. It’s healthy and…

The Opposite Of Choking Is Breathing

What’s the opposite of choking under pressure? Breathing through it. ‘Choking’ is a metaphor, of course. When you get nervous or flustered, it’s not like your airways close. But they sometimes tighten a little… In the moment, it can feel like you can’t breathe….

It’s Like Drinking An Antidote And Expecting To Be Healed

One of the quotes I aim to live my life by is from Buddhism. It says, simply enough, something akin to: Being angry with someone is like drinking poison and expecting them to die. Anger poisons you, physically and mentally. Hold onto it long…

What’s Much, Much Better Than Motivational Quotes?

I know people who peddle in motivational quotes. They hunt them down, share them on Facebook and move onto the next one. Heck, I used to be like that with an old Twitter account. So I get the appeal of them, I really do….

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