I have been pondering lately how every moment is fleeting by nature, how life itself is finite. Yet, I do not mean this in a pessimistic manner, for I think this very “fleetingness” makes life worth living. I mean, consider the most beautiful of moments, and now let it pass for an eternity. However strong … Continue reading Life Is Fleeting: That’s What Makes It Beautiful #2
The flame of intent burns bright within, but this does not matter much by itself. For intent need be followed by action. How then do I gather whisps of fire without getting burnt and, like many times before, passing a great amount of time in recess? Discipline seems key, for then I may be capable … Continue reading Getting Things Done #1
Lonely souls traverse the ruined city. Lost in the shadows of what used to be. So many souls, yet such desolation. For they must first find themselves if they are to find others. Be they peasant or king, what does it matter now? They all walk the same path without prejudice. Need perhaps catastrophe be … Continue reading Ruins
I bathe in the luster of a thousand blooming sunflowers — sinking deep into nature’s tender embrace. In the sky shines the gazing sun, gently caressing my skin. And. The droplets of sweat trailing down my body are tears of joy. From being alive at this very moment and experiencing such warmth and tranquility. This is Paradise. … Continue reading Paradise
The wind speaks to me in gentle whispers, telling of a place far away where I may find happiness at last, and yet somewhere deep inside a voice of reason resides. What I seek has been here all along, but it is hard to reach, and thus it is easier to entertain thoughts of an … Continue reading A Place Far Away
The thing with an ideal is that it is something to strive for; not to expect to become. However much I try to, I realize that I will never become my ideal; it is rather about striving to come as close as possible to that shining image. My ideal is not the same as yours, … Continue reading The “Ideal” Person
Recently I've been thinking about the concept of being true to yourself and what it is actually means. Naturally there are many ways of approaching this question, and depending on how you look at it, the "answer" differs. Let's say for instance that we are talking about a situation in which we believe someone to … Continue reading What Does It Mean “To Be Yourself”?
To exist in this particular plane of time and state of being is a gift to be grateful for, yet worry is ever-present in the eyes of those I pass on the streets, people without a glance to spare for the gift of the moment. Always going somewhere, never appreciative of what they have and … Continue reading Is It Too Late To Live in the Moment?
Yes, Ryan, stillness is indeed the key! I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by this book.As such, it may be the first book of his that I've read, but it will certainly not be the last. I believe that this book delivers insightful ideas in a structured and relatable manner. Furthermore the storytelling … Continue reading Stillness Is The Key By Ryan Holiday