Wisdom

CERTAINTY?

The Certainty of Uncertainty (the Security of Insecurity)… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Are you scared of the unknown? Do you dislike uncertainty? Do you crave for security, too? If so, you are not alone. Human beings spend their whole lives striving to turn the unknown into the known, the uncertain into …

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DOING YOUR BEST?

Another Surprising Fact About YOU and Me!… [ Reading time ~ 9 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Has there ever been a time in your life where you KNOW you could’ve done better, but didn’t? Or how about a time where you did much better than you ever thought possible? Can you do better, right now? Well, …

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SUFFERING

What Does It Mean to “Welcome” Suffering?… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Why would anyone want to welcome something that is painful? (Well, because the pain usually comes from not “welcoming” it. Ouch!) In this piece, suffering might mean the following… anxiety, anger, confusion, defensiveness, disappointment, fear, frustration, hopelessness, overwhelm, and sadness …

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HAPPINESS NOW

How to Be Happy in a Sad, Mad World… [ Reading time ~ 7 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Can reading this blog post really make you happy? Hah! Probably not, but reading it can point you to where happiness comes from – and how it comes and goes. The following piece – that first started life …

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FEEDBACK

Learning to Listen to Others; Learning to Listen to Yourself… [ Reading time ~ 5 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Nobody’s perfect – obviously! – so why does ‘nobody’ seem to like being imperfect? (The very same ‘nobody’ that doesn’t like hearing about their imperfections from others.) Hmm. Also, why are we so bad at listening to …

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#2 QUOTE

What a 16th Century Astronomer Can Tell Us About Being Human… [ Reading time ~ 3 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION The following words by Galileo were the very first words that told me to “look within”. Something about these words startled me, at the time, to be honest. These words really were mind-blowing. Seems a bit …

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WHAT DO NEXT?

Stuckness: Simply Fear, In Disguise… [ Reading time ~ 5 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Plans are great. Plans are comforting. Plans give you an idea of what to do next. But a plan is just a plan – it does not come with any guarantees that things will work out as you – er – planned. …

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#1 QUOTE

Why a Chinese Proverb Turned Out to Be My All-Time Favourite Quote… [ Reading time ~ 4 minutes. ] INTRODUCTION Whatever it is that you think you’re looking for in life – whether you think it’s more confidence, more success, more happiness, a deeper understanding of life, or even spiritual enlightenment – your quest really …

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