Life is difficult. Heart break, loss, betrayal and illness all hurt bad enough without piling on. Without believing that we suffer alone.
Category - Thoughts
I don’t know why the physical strength difference between men and women isn’t talked about more. Women are 50-60% as strong.
I’m very interested in recovery, possibly because my natural inclination is to go as hard as I can until something breaks.
2020 has shown us that safety in numbers is an illusion. That our jobs, freedoms, rights and relationships are not as secure as we'd thought.
What I thought I knew last week seems to have already changed so why am I so sure that the same thing won’t happen two weeks from now?
I realised recently that I want freedom for everyone I care about because I know how good it feels. But I’m aware that it comes at a cost.
I’m a little like a rescue dog right now. And as well as falling in love with little Rico Man, he has been teaching me some valuable lessons.
Naval Ravikant says the only way to get what you want is to choose strategies to achieve those ends that you enjoy.
Can you identify the character of the person in the stories that you tell? Are you the victim or the hero? The good guy or the baddie?
One aspect of this pandemic that has been therapeutic for me is that it has forced me to slow down and reduce my sphere of attention.
I'm a little uncomfortable with the topic of self-care, but I just listened to an interview that helped me to frame it more positively.
This is my daily workout routine—walking, running, kettlebells and yoga. I feel fantastic! What apps and programs are you using?
“Your attention should always be focused either on the task at hand or on Others.” This is a great mantra to keep in mind when you're suffering.
Reflecting on this time when all the luxuries we took to be rights have been taken from us, I’m trying to work out how I can do better.
A few months ago, I read Alain de Botton’s book, How To Think More About Sex. He says, “Sex refuses to sit neatly on top of love, as it should.”
Today marks 31 days of sobriety. I enjoy not drinking. I find that my thinking is clearer and my moods are lighter. I'm also partial to a mimosa.
For a long time my self-esteem wasn’t buoyant enough to believe that I would be a good mother. And now that it is, it might be too late.
Yoga is an infinite game. It’s a game we play for the purpose of continuing the play. To increase longevity and suspend physical ageing.
I know that therapy can be beneficial for many people but therapists make me feel broken and coaches make me feel like a champ.
Nunchi is a Korean concept, similar to emotional intelligence. Hong says for quick nunchi, “all you need are your eyes, your ears and a quiet mind.”
I'm a big Joe Rogan fan. He's funny, endlessly curious and a seriously devoted yogi. He has this great philosophy: choose your struggle.
A few years ago, I wrote out a list principles that I try to live by. One is to forgive without condition. This is the route I took to get there.
One-Minute Sense Pleasure is very simple. During the day, at some point, you stop for one minute and tune deeply into you senses.
The world belongs to those with the most energy. Two yogis with inexhaustible energy I'm close to are Bryan Adams and Patrice Evra.
Yesterday, I was listening to Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose discuss the "systems" they put in place to help their relationships run smoothly.
Robert Bly published a short piece called, The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us, inspired by Carl Jung’s theory of the “shadow”.
I often feel lonely and I don’t like the feeling. Sometimes I feel homesick too, which is confusing because I haven’t had a “home” for 10 years.