Saturday, January 19, 2019
vegetable roots discourse

Vegetable Roots Discourse

A few years ago I came across an interesting text that really inspired me. I was listening to an old audio file of the British philosopher Alan Watts in which he teaches meditation. At...
Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered...
long walk

Take a long walk and boost your health and creativity

Taking long walks has many advantages. It triggers your senses, is good for your creativity and great for your health. Be like Steve Jobs, Charles Darwin, Einstein or Charles Dickens. Don't walk to reach...
achieve mastery

Achieve mastery like Jiro

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about Jiro Ono, an 85 year old sushi chef with a 3 Michelin star restaurant. He is a true shokunin and achieved mastery in his profession. His...
be water

Be water and adapt to any situation

"Be water, my friend.” A calm, flexible mind can adapt to any situation. Stop thinking you need to control all aspects of your life. Listen to your inner voice and know that the thing...
ikigai

Ikigai: the happiness of always being busy

I just finished reading: 'Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. What is it about? Should you read it? Did I find my ikigai? In this blog I will give you...
addicted to distraction

Addicted to distraction

A trip to the shopping mall this afternoon reminded me of the fact that so many people are addicted to distraction these days. We are all buying more and more stuff that distracts us...
Formula 1

The preparation of a Formula 1 driver

Formula 1 drivers are some of the fittest people on the planet. They train hard and eat healthy. The thing I admire the most is their ability to concentrate and focus during the race....
Mr. Kaor

Mr. Kaor and his mysterious letters

This morning I read the best article I have read all year. A bizarre and fascinating story about extreme focus and dedication. The story about the mysterious letters of Mr. Kaor combines: plain silliness,...
cleaning out the attic

Cleaning out the attic and your head

"Hey Joe" Jimy’s singing in the background. The radio is on and we are listening to the 'Top 2000' hit list. The annual countdown of all the best songs ever. Meanwhile we are cleaning...
whispering dishes

Whispering dishes reminded me not to shout

Whispering is more powerful than shouting. Shout and your message will be lost. When the transmitter and receiver are focused, even the softest messages will be heard. How can we apply the principles of...
vegetable roots discourse

Vegetable Roots Discourse

A few years ago I came across an interesting text that really inspired me. I was listening to an old audio file of the British philosopher Alan Watts in which he teaches meditation. At...