You could leave life right now

You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think. - Marcus Aurelius Yes, indeed. It is a bummer, isn't it? How different would we all act, if we knew that this was our last day? It could be! We often act as if there was unlimited time. Things [...]

Desired vs. Admired

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 [...]

Feel the feelings

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. [...]

Flow freely, without compulsion

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 [...]

Learn to be happy – Memento Mori

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 [...]