Indulge!

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 […]

Worry

A script on how to deal with worry Notice that you are worrying. Ask: “Is this worry justified? What is the threat? Is the threat real? Am I seeing it objectively?” NOT JUSTIFIED Let the worry go. JUSTIFIED Ask: “Is there an aspect of the thing I am worrying about that is under my control?” […]

Renew yourself – any time you need it!

Men seek retreats for themselves – in the country, by the sea, in the hills – and you yourself are particularly prone to this yearning. But all this is quite unphilosophic, when it is open to you, at any time you want, to retreat into yourself. No retreat offers someone more quiet and relaxation than […]

Sunday thoughts (week 2 2017)

Remember that the mass media (especially the social media) brings you the bad news of the world; the tragedies, scare-stories,  uninformed opinions, unwarranted claims and many times just plain lies. The world is beautiful but it looks like hell via the headlines. Be accurate and honest with your efforts at anything you try to accomplish. […]