We are constantly scanning our environment for dangers and threats. And we end up seeing dangers and threats pretty much everywhere. Even when an actual danger or threat is not there, or is still just a hint of what might later become a danger or threat. The wisest way one can spend their time is … Continue reading Dangers and threats
What is your tactic when you fell overwhelmed? Those moments when you cannot think clear, you have tens of forces from different places pushing on your skulls, and the amygdala is about to take control with your favourite version of fight, flight or freeze? Moments like that happen many times throughout the days, and it … Continue reading Overwhelmed
When you break an habit, particularly when it is still just an attempt to establish an habit, the tendency is to just give up the whole thing. Perhaps you have medidated daily for two months, but then for a couple of days in a row you could not find any time to sit down and … Continue reading See the 61
The World is not in lack of talent or great ideas. It is in lack of commitment. Commitment to show up even when there's no one cheering. Commitment to dedicate your attention to one thing only. Commitment to pursue your purpose in face of adversity. Commitment to do the work even after a series of … Continue reading Get to it
Being in touch with oneself helps stay sane in these insane days. Knowing what's going on inside, being able to name feelings, flagging thoughts as mere thoughts (vs reality), catching signals from one's body, sharing concerns and fears with loved ones. All this is more important than being informed on the latest numbers and the … Continue reading Oneself
We all have our moments of tranquillity. It's when our breath is calm, our senses undisturbed, our mind dreamy, our body unshaken. In such moments, nothing bad can happen to us, and all the stories we tell ourselves are leading exactly where we want to go. Of course, moments of tranquillity are volatile. Just make … Continue reading Moments of tranquillity
Expectations have the power to shape our reality. When we go into a situation with low expectations, chances are we will be positively surprised. And the other way around, of course. This is even more true, and somehow brutal, when applied to relationships. What we expect of and from people vastly impacts the way we … Continue reading How much power
What habits do you know you would stick to no matter what? Developing habits takes time and dedication, and yet once the habit becomes such, it's the most solid thing to fall back upon in times of need. It is worth the effort.
Fear means you care. Fear means you will think twice. Fear means long-term matters to you. Fear means you are learning. Fear means you are not alone. Fear is good, and when you accept it in your life, name it, verbalize it, it is a lot less scary than you think.
Most of our time is spent thinking about what was, what could have been, what will be. As our days go by, we are rarely in the moment. Doing. Feeling. Breathing. This increases our sense of dissatisfaction and incompleteness. Bit after bit, we grow more unhappy. Meditation is not a practice to become better or … Continue reading Reliable narrator