A nice little exercise to clarify your direction, in regard to life in general, or in relation to some specific thing. Make two short lists: Desired. The things you most desire for yourself in life. Admired. The qualities you find most praiseworthy and admirable in other people. You will often find yourself with two very different […]
We feel all kinds of feelings about all things. That is normal. It goes on all the time, and often the messages carried by them are confusing and conflicted. If you let them dictate your direction, you will get nothing done, or you will get the wrong things done. Let your brain do the thinking. […]
Can you go on any length of time without sensual pleasures? How bad would it be to, for example, for one week to eat the simplest food and to drink only water, and to use all your time and powers to… things other than diving head first into instant gratification? Remember the last time you […]
Do not desire something at any cost. Do not avoid something at any cost. Withdraw into self-sufficiency when needed. Keep your mind free of unhealthy passions, to the best of your ability. That free mind is your fortress. Make it strong! (Meditations 8:48) Take the information provided to you by your initial impressions. Don’t torture […]
It was a Good day. Let’s say that for a change: I am happy with what I got. There is still that childish, shitty side of me, that tells me not to accept, not to be grateful, not to cherish and not to appreciate. The one that says: “there could have and should have been more”. […]
Just remember that this will not last, not forever and not even for a very long time. There will be the last breath. The last kiss. The last meal. The last time for anything and for everything. Don’t worry and think so god-damn much. Live now and give a lot of kisses. Play that guitar […]
“If it’s not right, don’t do it. If it’s not true, don’t say it.” Marcus Aurelius Sometimes it’s the most simple and obvious advice that we need.