An untamed ego is like a dragon blowing fire all over your life. But how can we live without one?
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.
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.
Living life with the mentality that we need to make the most of what we have now leaves so much more room for joy. In the grand scheme of things, we also have an expiration date.
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.
Perhaps if I had not experienced grief the way I have I would have opted for a small, practical wedding. One where we would elope to some tropical island. Or, I wouldn’t have been getting married at all.
I didn’t move to Australia to be comfortably miserable. I moved here for adventure, to grow and expand. 2020 starts with a rush of adrenaline as I leap into the unknown.
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” – Carl Jung
After two years of living the life of urbanised Kings Crossers, we decided to make the move to a bigger, better (and cheaper!) apartment in northern Sydney.
“Don’t get me wrong, Jim is great character and I was lucky to get the part. But don’t think of that as me anymore.”
– Jim Carrey
We are literally held down by a gravitational force on a rock that is spinning through and infinite amount of space. Having control is an illusion.
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Unfortunately, the sentiment “time heals all wounds” doesn’t really apply when it comes to grief. At least not for me, or my parents. Together, we live in a world that still contains my sister, while the rest of it seems to forget.
Here are a few nuggets of wisdom to keep in your back pocket when life takes a hold of you…
We make things bigger than Ben Hur when we nestle them deep in our minds. Those thoughts grow like a kind of mental bacteria when you don’t let them air out.