Once I was obsessed with movement, in the truest sense; my mind danced the cha-cha with dreams of success. Tense, pent up energy, manifesting as movement, moving around, searching for something outside of myself to soothe the existential dread. I believed that I was not enough, and to become enough I must become successful, for then, I … Continue reading The life simplified.
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.
Art is neither good nor bad, it just is. It is a unique creation, unlike anything else that has ever existed. To judge, to compare, you must judge and compare in reference to something. We only know the light because of the dark; we only know the hot because of the cold; we only know … Continue reading You are a work of art.
Each day begins with a blank page in our partially filled book, and the direction of our story is dictated by each passing moment. The things on which our awareness rests create a subconscious filter within our brain, sorting through all relevant and non-relevant stimuli. For example, if we value kindness and strength, we are … Continue reading Goals = Awareness.
For some time now I've been feeling lost. Lost like an asteroid rocketing through space. Inertia but no direction. Why do I feel this way? Let me explain... Through my meditation practice, I have been able to take a step back from thoughts concerning my ego, albeit not all but many thoughts; That is to … Continue reading I feel like a book without a title.
Whilst travelling in India, I had the realisation that I was going to uproot my entire life and move to Wollongong. Why? Well, I was already a relatively disciplined and focused person, however, I felt like my environment, physical and social, were not aligned with what I wanted to achieve in my life. My mental … Continue reading Exploring the Human Environment
The thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that you possess toward a task, objective or goal subconsciously influence the outcome of that event. If you begin a task with the mindset that you will not succeed or that you are not good enough, these thoughts will influence the degree of effort you apply, and the level of pain … Continue reading Mindset matters.
The boy raises his hand in response to the teacher's question. The boy answers. Swiftly, the teacher responds "incorrect!". Silence befalls the room. His peers snigger. Children...(Dunning–Kruger effect). -------------------------------------------------------- Why do you flee from incorrectness, as if it were fire? What properties does incorrectness possess that are undesirable or harmful? Perhaps..."It is embarrassing to be … Continue reading Embrace failure.