What is it that you want? What are you striving towards; why do you strive for this? Why do you do the things you do? I used to want 'success', whatever that means... I used to want material wealth to excess, because I thought it would bring me what I wanted, what I needed; happiness, … Continue reading Presence.
Growing up, I was a troubled child; delivered diagnosis' of High-Functioning Autism, and ADHD, at age 7. I saw the world in black-and-white binary. Things either were, or they were-not. This is a peculiar way to interact with the world, as the world, as people, as reality struggles to conform to these binaries. I came … Continue reading Autism, Abstraction, Context, Racism, Marginalisation, George Floyd and Riots.
We are all moving towards something; an end state, a 'final' destination, consciously or unconsciously. Within each of our thoughts, each of our decisions, and each of our actions lies a fragment of the lie in which we are headed towards. We are in constant motion, but how often do we remain still and consider: … Continue reading To what end.
One. To grow, the Human animal requires a change of perception, a change of behaviour; our growth is predicated on the ingestion of new ideas, ideas that change our perception, which, in turn, changes our behaviour. We ingest ideas in the form of the media to which we are exposed; Advertisements, television, Netflix, YouTube, Instagram, … Continue reading The Social Brain.
Have you ever felt unworthy, like your value is zero? Have you ever been left feeling inadequate upon observing someone who is absolutely killing it? It's as if a light has been shone directly on your insufficiencies. Me too. And it seems that no matter how hard I run from laziness, the omnipresent dark shadow … Continue reading Unworthy.
Receiving feedback is difficult; no matter how it's delivered. Feedback reveals to us our fallibility, our tenderness, it casts a spotlight upon our errors., and this hurts. It hurts because we immediately become self-conscious, and the light of admiration under which we place ourselves, dims slightly. We realise that we weren't shining as bright as … Continue reading Receiving feedback.
You do not respawn. When you die, there is no more life; your only chance is gone. Don't get to your death bed filled with regret. Seize the day, manifest your dreams... what are you waiting for? Why do you not create the life that you desire; are you scared? Why are you scared, you … Continue reading You are powerful.
Your mind cannot be trusted. Once upon a time, I used to be a worm. Undeveloped, fragile, arrogant and depressed. I was a maggot. Nobody wanted to be near me, and hell, I didn't even want to be near myself. Attempted suicides, an erratic mind and no hope; I had nothing going for me, til' … Continue reading Your mind cannot be trusted.
Why? I am writing this for myself, just as I am writing it for anyone else. I am an ape, a primitive being, and so are you. We all can be better, we all can improve, and when I clarify my thoughts by putting pen to paper, I fortify my belief in these thoughts. I … Continue reading Overcoming Instinct.
People often think that success occurs at a singular point in time, as if it were an elevator; a sudden causal event on which all responsibility rests. This can't be further from the truth. The same can be said for the descent into hell; not a cliff, but a slow descent into fire and brimstone. … Continue reading Life is but a moment.