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?
“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
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?
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?
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?
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
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?