Self (understanding/development)

Overcoming personal challenges. And, Life is Suffering: is it true?

Deep contemplation (some would call it overthinking) is a blessing and a curse of mine. It's a blessing because it allows me to gain deep understandings about the things I think about. It's a curse because thinking too much often results in analysis paralysis (inaction) because "I need more information to make a decision!". Recent bouts… Continue reading Overcoming personal challenges. And, Life is Suffering: is it true?

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Solitude: Five things it taught me

“Language…has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.” - Paul Tillich When my relationship of five years ended a feeling I’d not encountered before arose within me. The feeling screamed at me: you need time to be alone!… Continue reading Solitude: Five things it taught me

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The Little B*tch (aka Fear). Who is (s)he exactly?

So my last post on ditching office life was mad-hectic bold and everything, truth is, as with any big change, there are two guys competing for the limelight of conscious attention:   The No-Fucks-Given dude This guy wrote the last post. He genuinely does not give a flying Fuckapotamus (a mythical creature made of the… Continue reading The Little B*tch (aka Fear). Who is (s)he exactly?

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Running Man: who am I to tell myself I’m not X, Y, Z?

Yesterday. 6:45am. Saturday. I went for a run. Putting aside the not-so-subtle #pleasecongratulatemeforexercising nature of the above statement, I’ve genuinely never done this before in my life. Ever. Mainly because: I hate running 6:45am Saturday I hate running I hate running It was raining Did I mention I hate running? I’ve always loathed running, mainly… Continue reading Running Man: who am I to tell myself I’m not X, Y, Z?

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Bob’s lines: who are you competing against?

Christmas is over. Hopefully Santa paid you a visit! Before Santa emptied his sack all over the planet I attended a work networking-thingi (a Christmas function). One of those things where you drink a few beers, see people you haven’t seen in a while, talk about how hard Christmas shopping is, how you haven’t done… Continue reading Bob’s lines: who are you competing against?

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Finding satisfaction in life: breaking the “Once I…” rationalisation

Earlier this year, a friend of mine from Portland decided to do something pretty remarkable. He bought a van (that’s not the remarkable bit). It’s a long white one with no windows down the sides. Kind of like those ones in the movies where 17 balaclava-clad dudes jump out of the back to kidnap some… Continue reading Finding satisfaction in life: breaking the “Once I…” rationalisation

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A sensitive male: loner, or necessary solitude?

A few months back I visited a friend of mine in Prague. He’s an amazing guy, bursting with positivity – I have more time for him than a solar-powered Rolex left in the Sahara. I guess you could say that if my friendships were wrist-watches, he’d be a Rolex. Let’s call him Rolex, which is… Continue reading A sensitive male: loner, or necessary solitude?