“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . . The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi I have just completed reading the book Stealing Fire written by my friend Steven Kottler from the Flow Research Collective and Jamie Wheal from the Flow Genome … Continue reading Being in a state of flow
You were born into a society that comes with many pre-installed programs. One of which being “you need to be successful for people to like you.” It starts right at primary school, if not earlier. You immediately begin comparing your progress with the kid sitting next to you. “His writing is neater than mine, and she reads faster than I do. My parents will be … Continue reading Are you ready?
The concept of stillness is an integral part of our lives. Meditation, prayer, mindfulness, reflection and alone time quiet our bodies and minds and help us ease our feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. Though, it is hard to bring ourselves to complete stillness. Because we have learned to rush, do more and do it faster. Do you remember being a little kid when time seemed … Continue reading Slow down to speed up
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Vernon Howard The other day, on the radio, I’ve heard a grocery store manager say that the most selling products in their store since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis were baking goods. Why? Because people who would never have time to bake, now had time to do it. They … Continue reading Even a disaster could have a silver lining
One of my highschool friends mentioned last week in our WhatsApp group a book that she read. The name of the book was; Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. As it sounded quite interesting, I decided to read it. But when I checked our library, I have found out that there was a waitlist for it. … Continue reading What’s your Ikigai?
365 times a year we wake up to a new day, a day with infinite potential. And as soon as we are awake, even before opening our eyes, most of us think and remember all the things that are negative! What about Monday mornings, where we wake up 52 times a year to a new week? Getting out of bed again crawling, reluctantly starting the … Continue reading Every day is a gift
“The present is all we have, yet it is the one thing we will never learn to hold in our hands.” ― Madeleine Thien People live in the past, replay every second of unwanted memories, or long for something they want to be or they want to have in the future, but fail to enjoy the most valuable asset we have; the “Now”. You might remember the … Continue reading Carpe Diem
We all experience small miracles in our lives, don’t we? Something wonderful that we want very much manifests all of a sudden. Bringing joy and stupefaction with it, while we cannot believe it actually happened. I am quite a passionate person. In the past, when I wanted something, it would become my main focus day in, day out. I would not be able to think … Continue reading What do you want?