[…] For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner...– ‘Love of Life’ from ’Lyrical and Critical Essays’ by Albert Camus
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the...– Blaise Pascal
The Puppet: A farewell to Life
If for a moment God would forget that I am a rag doll and give me a scrap of life, possibly I would not say everything that I think, but I would definitely think everything that I say. I would value things not for how much they are worth but rather for what they mean. I would sleep little, dream more. I know that for each minute that we close our eyes we lose sixty seconds of light. I would...
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.– Ray Bradbury
The difference between Bach and his forgotten peers isn’t necessarily that he...– Malcolm Gladwell
The Full and Original Version of the Crazy Ones
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine....
Our story is the story of the universe. Every piece of everyone, everything you...
Petrichor (pronounced /ˈpɛtrɨkər/; from Greek petra “stone” + ichor the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology) is the name of the scent of rain on dry earth.
The Ultimate Solution for Procrastination
“I will spend miserable hours avoiding writing during the day, and then suddenly I will have to literally force my hand to the keyboard and just start writing. It’s like trying to walk underwater with steel boots on; it’s so hard, but within seconds it becomes effortless, if not effortless then an effort that’s infinitely more rewarding than the major amount of effort that have been butting to...
If the universe is the answer, what is the question?– Leon Lederman
A Productivity Tip: Be Happy
“Among the main biological changes in happiness is an increased activity in a brain center that inhibits negative feelings and fosters an increase in available energy, and a quieting of those that generate worrisome thought. This configuration offers the body a general rest, as well as readiness and enthusiasm for whatever task is at hand and for striving toward a great variety of goals.” ...
By Paulo Coelho I realised very early on that, for me, travelling was the best way of learning. I still have a pilgrim soul, and I thought that I would use this column to pass on some of the lessons I have learned, in the hope that they might prove useful to other pilgrims like me. 1. Avoid museums. This might seem to be absurd advice, but let’s just think about it a little: if you are in...
Wheel of Emotions
Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions. This wheel is used to illustrate different emotions compelling and nuanced. Plutchik first proposed his cone-shaped model (3D) or the wheel model (2D) in 1980 to describe how emotions were related. He suggested 8 primary bipolar emotions: joy versus sadness; anger versus fear; trust versus disgust; and surprise versus anticipation. Additionally,...
How does it feel to be in “The Flow”? Completely involved, focused, concentrating - with this either due to innate curiosity or as the result of training Sense of ecstasy - of being outside everyday reality Great inner clarity - knowing what needs to be done and how well it is going Knowing the activity is doable - that the skills are adequate, and neither anxious or bored Sense...
Contrary to what we tend to assume, the normal state of the mind is chaos…when...– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi