Our morality is incongruous with the law of the time. The two biggest examples I can think of are slavery, honor killings, genital mutilation. Be careful of rules. Be more careful of norms, for they are just silent rules that are culturally accepted. They are deadly just the same. They lead us through a mediocre … Continue reading Breaking deadly rules and norms for a fuller life.
Everybody has a song, and I don't mean "Danger Zone." I mean a theme for life. This theme comes out in the way we live and play, even the way we play music. Each musician has a signature, and some great musicians will tell you that they literally have one song that they groove on. … Continue reading What’s Your Song?
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.Miyamoto Musashi It sounds grim. Who would want to live like that? But the warrior is the stoic. He is shaken by nothing. He imposes his will on his mind and his life until the end. Better to be a warrior in a garden … Continue reading Freedom by Meditating On Death
"If only there was 1 more hour in the day!" I've heard it, so have you. 24 hours is a lot of time, you're just shitty at managing it. We humans have a gift of filling all our time with stuff. How better it would be to invest it? If you work for yourself, or … Continue reading Filling Time
There will never be a shortage of shiny novelties. It's how we're wired. That doesn't mean you have to create something shiny. It means the world needs something solid, and you're the one to give it to them. Don't short-change yourself and others by sacrificing solid for shiny. Over-promise. Over-deliver. Not kidding. You're way better … Continue reading Shiny ≠ Solid