We can choose to meet death like a great opponent about to begin an epic sword fight. We grow in size by our ability to live life in its absolute fullness. We let no moment of beauty pass under our nose without sniffing it and hugging it and holding it close.
An American businessman and a Mexican fisherman discuss what’s really important in life.
It was one of those surreal moments when you realize you are in a cave, high on hash, smoking with Babas, somewhere in North India.
It’s winter in Beijing and I’m at a crowded bar with loud music. As I take my jacket off, I ask my friends if they want a drink. They nod. I push my way to the front of the bar, squeezing through the crowd and lean my elbows on the counter.
I’ve never felt so aware of my ‘aliveness’ and how fragile this whole living thing really is until this happened.
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I asked some of my dear friends how they managed to cope when life knocks them down. They all came back with varying responses. Each of their unique personalities shines through their words and I found it so touching to hear what helps them, I learned a lot about my friends reading their coping strategies.
I’m well aware that no test could ever possibly understand 100% of who we are as. We are all a result of many confounding and complex factors. But I do believe these tests are valuable in providing us tools to better understand ourselves.
It’s like I’ve finally crossed enough territory, that I can look back and see my footsteps with enough distance to understand it, to make sense of it.
It’s like working hard in the garden on your body and then allowing yourself the freedom of taking a break; giving the sun and birds and butterflies a chance to play their role in keeping this garden that is your body flourishing and healthy.
“Don’t bother trying to be a good person. You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge.”
The Miracle question is an interesting technique used in Solution Focused Therapy that helps a therapist guide the sessions for a client. It’s also something useful to try out with yourself.
But the Cheshire cat had a very good point: tell me where you want to go, otherwise, I’ll tell you where you go. Basically, life will decide for you if you don’t decide for yourself.
As both an extrovert and introvert, I need to balance both of these sides equally. I’ve noticed that when I treat my extroverted side with the right mix of ingredients, the introverted side benefits for many days, even months. It’s sort of like a symbiotic relationship.